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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Screenshot of the animation depicting the tsunami generated by the earthquake in Mexico on September 8. Photograph of the Matilija Dam taken by Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E News. Photograph of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution autonomous underwater vehicle named Sentry being deployed on September 13. Time-lapse photography documents the removal of Elwha Dam. An example of the shoreline data for La Jolla Shores used in the CoSMoS-COAST model. All is calm in southern Alaska's Lisianski Inlet in this 2015 view from the deck of R/V Solstice. Photo Credit, Danny Brothers Two stills from video showing animation of tsunami approaching the shore, from video produced by Physics World. Underwater photograph shows instrument package on the seaward slope of the coral reef off Puerto Rico. Photograph of scientists walking on the beach with instrumentation to collect topography data.

Animations of tsunami generated by magnitude 8.1 earthquake off Mexico's south coast

Dams block sand from replenishing beaches

Now underway: expedition to shed light on little-known deep-ocean resources off Southeast U.S.

New report synthesizes U.S. dam-removal studies

New York Times quotes USGS geologist in article about California's coastal-erosion problems

Understanding earthquakes by studying submarine faults: striking portrait of movement along a 500-kilometer-long undersea section of the Queen Charlotte–Fairweather fault

Physics World videos feature USGS tsunami and earthquake scientists

Deep deployment of instruments to study coral reef structure and health off Puerto Rico

Newly released datasets show how dam removal changed the coast around the mouth of Washington State’s Elwha River

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