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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Looking at an angle at a coastal cliff region with a newly cut road running across it. High coastal bluff with an apartment building perched on top near the edge of the cliff and what looks like posts of an old fence or pier in the water. View from the sky looking down on the land in shades of gray and a river with its depth represented in different colors. Amy East sits in a forested area wearing field gear talking to an unseen interviewer. Bald eagle sits atop a leafless tree, overlooking a marshy inlet with farmland in the distance.

Time-lapse view of California Highway 1 reconstruction after 2017 landslide

Southern California coastal cliffs could retreat 135 feet in 80 years as erosion rates potentially double

The Long and Winding... River

Amy East elected GSA Fellow for insights into landscape response to changes in sediment supply

I spy with my little (eagle-) eye . . .

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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.

PCMSC Seminar Series

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

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