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March 2017

Curt Storlazzi free diving to install a temperature sensor near the coral reef off Makua, Kauai, to try to detect fresh, cold, submarine groundwater seeping from the seabed.

USGS scientist quoted in news article about connection between watersheds and coral reefs

Screenshot, HERA displays number of residents and projected flooding for a 20-year storm at sea level 10 inches higher than today's in Imperial Beach, San Diego County.

USGS website estimates community impacts from projected coastal-flooding hazards in California

Photograph of marine geology enthusiasts at CGS conference.

USGS seafloor-mapping expert Sam Johnson is keynote speaker at geological conference in South Africa

Field photos of Amy and Melissa.

USGS scientists offer career advice to students at University of California, Santa Cruz

Photo collage of USGS and UW crew aboard research vessel Barnes, with inset map of Cascadia Zone and inset photo of gear used on the trip.

Collaborative research cruise investigates earthquake hazards in Seattle, Washington

Cover of Special Issue 76 of the Journal of Coastal Research.

Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue: Advances in Topobathymetric Mapping

Patrick Barnard discusses some of the initial projections for Venice and Marina del Rey with City of Los Angeles planning officials at a recent Adapt L A meeting.

Helping Communities Understand Future Coastal Hazards

Photos of Janet Watt with core samples, the stern of shallow-draft barge Retriever, and Jackson Curry launching a chirp subbottom profiler.

Connecting Earthquake Faults near San Francisco Requires Many Approaches

Perspective views of multibeam bathymetry data acquired by the USGS aboard research vessell Medeia. Shallower depths in red. Arrows point to the distinct line in the seafloor associated with the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault.

Striking New Seafloor Imagery of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault in the Gulf of Alaska

Christie surveys Twin Lakes beach during Fall 2016 with high resolution GPS mounted on a backpack to understand how sand moves along the coast.

USGS scientist engages with Life Long Learners

February 2017

Screenshot of Patrick on the news.

Widespread media coverage of USGS-led study on 2015-16 El Niño

Screenshot from 360-degree video shot December 16, 2016, during a king tide at Malibu Broad Beach in Southern California.

USGS scientist provides a glimpse of future sea levels in Southern California

Photograph of our acting deputy center director.

Nadine Golden is Acting Deputy Director of Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

January 2017

David Louie of ABC7 News interviews USGS researcher Patrick Barnard near the San Lorenzo River mouth during January 13 seafloor surveys to measure sand delivered by recent storms. Photo by Andrew Stevens, USGS.

Media coverage of post-storm beach mapping in Santa Cruz, California

USGS oceanographer Dan Hoover uses a GPS-equipped backpack to measure sand elevations on Main Beach, Santa Cruz, near the mouth of the San Lorenzo River on January 12, 2017. Photo by Andrew Stevens, USGS.

Storms that battered Santa Cruz, California, brought beneficial sand to beaches

Juliette Finzi Hart, USGS, shows how much flooding a large storm combined with future sea-level rise would likely cause in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

USGS oceanographer uses virtual reality to show how future storms and sea-level rise could affect Long Beach, California

Photograph of Makua Beach on Kauai.

Why have some corals succumbed to black band disease? Learn what USGS scientists are doing to try to answer that question, in this new video.

Photograph of Amy East ready to deploy water sampling device.

Researchers brave storm to measure sediment carried to coast by river in Santa Cruz, California

Photograph of Guy and Bob shaking hands.

Guy Gelfenbaum is new director of Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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