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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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People stand around a table listening thoughfully, while one man talks. A man walks on low sand dunes, wearing a backpack and carrying a handheld computer, near a river and with smokestacks in the far background. A large ship with huge platform and a drilling rig tower sit in quiet waters near a harbor pilot boat. Two photos are from on board a boat with men deploying and recovering instrumentation from the water. A man wearing a hard hat and waders sits on an all-terrain vehicle equipped with instruments that collect data.

City of Santa Cruz staff briefed on USGS science activities

Beach surveys to monitor change along northern Monterey Bay

USGS scientists provide input for workshop on scientific drilling targets in the north Pacific Ocean

Large underwater experiment in California’s Monterey Canyon shows that “turbidity currents” are not just currents, but involve movement of the seafloor itself

USGS surveys the southern Monterey Bay coast to study changing beaches

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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.

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