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Coastal and Marine Research News from Across the USGS

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May / June 2014
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USGS team on the exploration vessel (E/V) <i>Nautilus</i>
Earthquake, Landslide, and Tsunami Hazards in the Caribbean

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Fieldwork
cover story:
Earthquake, Landslide, and Tsunami Hazards in the Northeastern Caribbean—Insights from a 2013 E/V Nautilus Expedition

Through the Eyes of a Polar Bear—First "Point of View" Video

Spotlight on Sandy
Hurricane Sandy Impacts Did Not Contribute to Subsequent Storm Flooding: Study looks at Great South Bay and Barnegat Bay

New Personnel Contribute to USGS Studies of How Estuaries Respond to Storms

Summer Hires Assist Studies of Coastal Sediment Transport

Research
Tracking Oil—USGS Tools and Analysis Inform Response to Deepwater Horizon and Future Oil Spills

"iCoast—Did the Coast Change?" Help Identify Coastal Hazards with USGS Aerial Photographs

Coral Reefs Provide Critical Coastal Protection: New study shows that coral reefs provide risk reduction benefits to hundreds of millions of coastal inhabitants around the world

Staff
New Postdoctoral Researchers Enriching USGS Science in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Summer Intern Assisting Research at the USGS in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Publications
New USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Web Pages Open Doors to Diverse Research Topics, Expertise, and Resources

Facilitating Identification of Coastal and Undersea Features—“Footprints” for Marine Gazeteers

Recently Published Articles

Recent Highlights from Past Issues
Large swells from the north-northeast with heights up to 5 meters (16 feet) combined with unusually high tides to inundate much of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability of Pacific Atolls

View looking east toward Fire Island lighthouse.
Decade of Fire Island Research Available

Large detached block of mudstone sitting at the base of the west wall of Heezen Canyon.
Exploring Undersea Terrain Off the Northern U.S. Atlantic Coast

USGS engineering technician Pete Dal Ferro checks the status of the hydraulic drill during the coring of a head of Porites lobata
Changing Coral Reef Ecosystems Along West Maui

High-resolution seismic-reflection image collected during a research cruise to study sites with high saturations of gas hydrate in the northern Gulf of Mexico in April and May 2013.
Deepwater Gas Hydrate Deposits in the Gulf of Mexico

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