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Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

We conduct multidisciplinary scientific research in the coastal and offshore areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and other US Pacific Islands; and in other waterways of the United States.

September 2014

Center News, and Highlights from the latest issue of Sound Waves

Coral Reefs Along West-Central Guam—Historical Impact of Watershed Change and Sedimentation

USGS research oceanographer Nancy Prouty (left) and University of Guam graduate student Amanda de Villers take notes and measurements after coral cores were collected in Guam

Geologic Evidence of Past Tsunamis in California

Mike Torresan (left), Nick Graehl, and Bob Peters collecting sediment samples at Pillar Point, California, with a vibracorer

USGS Helps Celebrate the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Kurt Rosenberger (left) shows a young visitor how a current meter (suspended in tank) measures the speed and direction of currents and displays the readings on a monitor (right)

Public Lecture on Deep-Sea Corals Takes Audience “Into the Abyss”

USGS research oceanographer Nancy Prouty took her audience into the ocean depths for a look at deep-sea coral communities in a public lecture titled “Into the Abyss: Living Without Light”

Spring 2014 Monterey Bay Marine GIS User Group Meeting

The goals are to foster collaboration among groups in the Monterey Bay marine GIS science community; to facilitate training; and to increase awareness of marine spacial GIS data sets within the Monterey Bay area

Briefing Office of Insular Affairs on Coral Reef Issues in the Pacific

During the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting 8-13 September 2014, USGS Researcher Curt Storlazzi will explain USGS research on coral reef health and sustainability for fisheries and shoreline protection

Project assesses climate change impacts on Pacific atoll islets

As sea level continues to rise, storm-wave-induced overwash and inundation threaten infrastructure and freshwater resources

Caribbean Seamount Exploration Will Be Live Online

USGS scientists lead a research cruise investigating seamounts in the eastern Caribbean near the British Virgin Islands; USGS research oceanographer Nancy Prouty participates via telepresence

PCMSC Seminar Series

Please join us for scientific talks and presentations given by local scientists and researchers.

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