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Seismic-reflection profile created by bouncing sound waves off sediment layers beneath San Pablo Bay, and variations in gravity caused by differences in rock density under the bay. Photograph of researcher Amy East, with her discovery of a salmon carcass on the banks of the upper Elwha River. Photo of Melissa with workshop particpants. Stretch of beach in Malibu, California, vulnerable to flooding from storms and sea-level rise. Cropped from image 201309712 in California Coastal Records Project. Chinese visitors and USGS hosts during a field trip stop at Cove Beach in Año Nuevo State Park. Photo by Stephen Hartwell, USGS. Photograph of USGS scientists Jonathan Warrick and Jeff Duda receiving Riverprize recognition--see plaque, inset--in New Delhi, India. Image courtesy of International Riverfoundation. Left to right: Curt Storlazzi, Peter Swarzenski, and Christina Kellogg during a 2015 survey of the field area in Kauai, to which Storlazzi and Kellogg returned for more concentrated work in summer 2016. Photo by Amy West, USGS Photograph of scientists working to recover a fallen frame holding a time-lapse camera, on Barter Island, Alaska earlier in August 2016.

Link between two earthquake faults near San Francisco, California, revealed by detailed sub-seafloor mapping

Salmon Seen Upstream from Former Dam Sites on Washington’s Elwha River

USGS Ecologist Provides Expert Input to New Zealand Workshop on Ecosystem Stressors

Entertainment newspaper features USGS coastal-flooding forecasts

USGS science turned up in an unexpected place: The Hollywood Reporter, which ran the story “Underwater in 40 Years? Which L.A. Beach Homes Are at Risk” in its August 12, 2016, issue.

Chinese Coastal Scientists Exchange Ideas, Discuss Future Cooperation with USGS Hosts

China Geological Survey scientists visited the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, to discuss their respective coastal research programs and possibilities for future cooperation.

International Recognition for Historic Elwha River Restoration

Collaborative work by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to restore the Elwha River of Washington, USA, was honored during the awarding of the 2016 Thiess International Riverprize.

USGS Research on Diseased Hawaiian Corals Featured in Newspaper and Radio Interviews

Reporters in Kauai, Hawaiʻi, interviewed USGS researchers on possible causes of a black band coral disease outbreak on the island’s north shore.

USGS information provided for briefing on Arctic erosion

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge manager Brian Glaspell requested information about USGS work on Barter Island, Alaska, from scientists at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center.

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