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Coastal and Marine Research News from Across the USGS

Current Issue - July–Sept. 2015 Previous Issue - March-June 2015 Archives - All Issues
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the stories in July–Sept. 2015 issue:
July–Sept. 2015
cover story:

Erosion of the coastal bluff on Barter Island, 2011.
Northern Alaska Coastal Erosion Threatens Habitat and Infrastructure

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cover story:
Northern Alaska Coastal Erosion Threatens Habitat and Infrastructure

Climate Change Reduces Coral Reefs' Ability to Protect Coasts

Polar Bears Forced on Shore by Sea-Ice Loss Are Unlikely to Thrive on Land-Based Foods

Many Dry Tortugas Loggerheads Actually Bahamas Residents

USGS Oceanographer Participating on Collaborative U.S. and Canadian Research Cruise in the Davis Strait between Greenland and Canada

Spotlight on Sandy
Detailed Flood Information Key to More Reliable Coastal Storm Impact Estimates

USGS Underwater Coral Photo Selected as Popular Photography's "Photo of the Day"

New Marine Facility Chief for the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

George Tate Retires from the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Recent Publications

Recent Highlights from Past Issues
Map of Western Paciļ¬c Ocean, showing location of Mariana Trench and Kermadec Trench
Scientists Investigate the Virtually Unexplored Mariana Trench

Sea stars are suffering from a wasting disease epidemic in which they lose limbs and literally disintegrate in a matter of days
Virus Calculated as Culprit Killing Sea Stars

Science and technical crew aboard the research vessel (R/V) Marcus G. Langseth
Atlantic Margin Expedition Combines Landslide Studies with Mapping

Numerous distinct methane streams emanating from the seafloor at a cold-seep site on the upper slope
Natural Methane Seepage Is Widespread on the U.S. Atlantic Ocean Margin

Houses in Rodanthe, North Carolina, are left in the waves at the ocean
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