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  • Aeby, G.S., Work, T.M., Runyon, C.M., Shore-Maggio, A., Ushijima, B., Videau, P., Beurmann, S., and Callahan, S.M., 2015, First record of black band disease in the Hawaiian archipelago—Response, outbreak, status, virulence, and a method of treatment: PLOS ONE, v. 10, no. 3, e0120853, 17 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0120853].

  • Amidon, F., Camp, R.J., Marshall, A.P., Pratt, T.K., Williams, L., Radley, P., and Cruz, J.B., 2015, Terrestrial bird population trends on Aguiguan (Goat Island), Mariana Islands: Bird Conservation International, v. 24, no. 4, p. 505–517 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959270914000021].

  • Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C., List, J.H., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Traykovski, P., and Voulgaris, G., 2015, Coastal Change Processes Project data report for oceanographic observations near Fire Island, New York, February through May 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1033 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151033].

  • Ator, S.W., and Denver, J.M., 2015, Understanding nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and implications for management and restoration—The Eastern Shore: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1406, 72 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/cir1406].

  • Barber, L.B., Loyo-Rosales, J.E., Rice, C.P., Minarik, T.A., and Oskouie, A.K., 2015, Endocrine disrupting alkylphenolic chemicals and other contaminants in wastewater treatment plant effluents, urban streams, and fish in the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River Regions: Science of the Total Environment, v. 517, p. 195–206 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.035].

  • Barron, J.A., Stickley, C.E., and Bukry, J.D., 2015, Paleoceanographic, and paleoclimatic constraints on the global Eocene diatom and silicoflagellate record: Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, v. 422, p. 85–100 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.01.015].

  • Beaudoin, Y.C., Waite, W., Boswell, R., and Dallimore, S.R., eds., 2014, Frozen heat—A UNEP global outlook on methane gas hydrates, v. 1: United Nations Environment Programme, GRID-Arendal [http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=GasHydrates_Vol1_screen.pdf, 20.7 MB].

  • Brand, A., Lacy, J.R., Gladding, S., Holleman, R., and Stacey, M., 2015, Model-based interpretation of sediment concentration and vertical flux measurements in a shallow estuarine environment: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 60, no. 2, p. 463–481 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lno.10047].

  • Brayton, M.J., Cruz, R.M., Myers, Luke, Degnan, J.R., and Raffensperger, J.P., 2015, Hydrogeologic framework, hydrology, and refined conceptual model of groundwater flow for Coastal Plain aquifers at the Standard Chlorine of Delaware, Inc. Superfund Site, New Castle County, Delaware, 2005–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5224, 61 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145224].

  • Brennan, A.K., Johnson, H.E., Totten, A.R., and Duris, J.W., 2015, Occurrence and distribution of fecal indicator bacteria and gene markers of pathogenic bacteria in Great Lakes tributaries, March–October 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1013, 29 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151013].

  • Brenner, O., Hapke, C.J., Spore, N.J., Brodie, K.L., and McNinch, J.E., 2015, Ground-based lidar beach topography of Fire Island, New York, April 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 921 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds921].

  • Bromaghin, J.F., McDonald, T.L., Stirling, I., Derocher, A.E., Richardson, E.S., Regehr, E.V., Douglas, D.C., Durner, G.M., Atwood, T.C., and Amstrup, S.C., 2015, Polar bear population dynamics in the southern Beaufort Sea during a period of sea ice decline: Ecological Applications, v. 25, no. 3, p. 634–651 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1129.1].

  • Brownfield, M.E., Schenk, C.J., Charpentier, R.R., Klett, T.R., Pitman, J.K., Tennyson, M.E., Gaswirth, S.B., Mercier, T.J., Le, P.A., and Leathers, H.M., 2015, Assessment of undiscovered conventional and continuous oil and gas resources of the Baltic Depression Province, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3015, 2 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153015].

  • Butterfield, J.S., Díaz-Ferguson, E., Silliman, B.R., Saunders, J.W., Buddo, D., Mignucci-Giannoni, A.A., Searle, L., Allen, A.C., and Hunter, M.E., 2015, Wide-ranging phylogeographic structure of invasive red lionfish in the Western Atlantic and Greater Caribbean: Marine Biology, v. 162, no. 4, p. 773–781 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-015-2623-y].

  • Byappanahalli, M.N., Nevers, M.B., Whitman, R.L., Ge, Z., Shively, D., Spoljaric, A., and Przybyla-Kelly, K., 2015, Wildlife, urban inputs, and landscape configuration are responsible for degraded swimming water quality at an embayed beach: Journal of Great Lakes Research, v. 41, no. 1, p. 156–163 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2014.11.027].

  • Campbell, S.H., Rybicki, N.B., and Schenk, E.R., 2015, The distribution of submersed aquatic vegetation and water lettuce in the fresh and oligohaline tidal Potomac River, 2007: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1259, 33 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141259].

  • Cheriton, O.M., McPhee-Shaw, E.E., Storlazzi, C.D., Rosenberger, K.J., Shaw, W.J., and Raanan, B.Y., 2015, Upwelling rebound, ephemeral secondary pycnoclines, and the creation of a near-bottom wave guide over the Monterey Bay continental shelf: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 41, no. 23, p. 8503–8511 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014GL061897].

  • Cole, C.J., Johnson, M.R., and Graham, G.E., 2014, Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array Type L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) mosaic for the Kahiltna terrane, Alaska, 2007–2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map, 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3323].

  • Cormier, N., Twilley, R.R., Ewel, K.C., and Krauss, K.W., 2015, Fine root productivity varies along nitrogen and phosphorus gradients in high-rainfall mangrove forests of Micronesia: Hydrobiologia, v. 750, no. 1, p. 69–87 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-015-2178-4].

  • Coykendall, D.K., and Morrison, C.L., 2015, Nine microsatellite loci developed from the octocoral, Paragorgia arborea: Conservation Genetics Resources, published online 13 March 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12686-015-0457-z].

  • Dausmann, V., Frank, M., Siebert, C., Christl, M., and Hein, J.R., 2015, The evolution of climatically driven weathering inputs into the western Arctic Ocean since the late Miocene—Radiogenic isotope evidence: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 419, p. 111–124 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.007].

  • DePaul, V.T., and Rosman, R., 2015, Water-level conditions in the confined aquifers of the New Jersey Coastal Plain, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5232, 107 p., 9 pl. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20135232].

  • Dickhudt, P.J., Sherwood, C.R., and Dewitt, N.T., 2015, Water-level and wave measurements in the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 2012 and 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1246 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141246].

  • Dickhudt, P.J., Sherwood, C.R., and Dewitt, N.T., 2015, Water-level measurements in Dauphin Island, Alabama, from the 2013 Hurricane Season: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1245 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141245].

  • Doll, A.C., Lanctot, R.B., Stricker, C.A., Yezerinac, S.M., and Wunder, M.B., 2015, Improved arrival-date estimates of Arctic-breeding Dunlin (Calidris alpina arcticola): The Auk, v. 132, no. 2, p. 408–421 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1642/AUK-14-227.1].

  • Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., and Overbeck, J.R., 2015, A method for determining average beach slope and beach slope variability for U.S. sandy coastlines: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1053, 5 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151053].

  • Drummond, M.A., Stier, M.P., and Coffin, A.W., 2015, Land-cover change in the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative, 1973 to 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1018, 13 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151018].

  • East, A.E., Pess, G.R., Bountry, J.A., Magirl, C.S., Ritchie, A.C., Logan, J., Randle, T.J., Mastin, M.C., Minear, J.T., Duda, J.J., Liermann, M.C., McHenry, M.L., Beechie, T.J., and Shafroth, P.B., 2015, Large-scale dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA—River channel and floodplain geomorphic change: Geomorphology, v. 228, p. 765–786 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.08.028].

  • Fagre, A.C., Patyk, K.A., Nol, P., Atwood, T.C., Hueffer, K., and Duncan, C.G., 2015, A review of infectious agents in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and their long-term ecological relevance: EcoHealth, published online 20 March 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10393-015-1023-6].

  • Field, E.H., and 2014 Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities, 2015, UCERF3—A new earthquake forecast for California’s complex fault system: U.S. Geological Survey 2015–3009, 6 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153009].

  • Fischer, J.M., Phillips, P.J., Reilly, T.J., Focazio, M.J., Loftin, K.A., Benzel, W.M., Jones, D.K., Smalling, K.L., Fisher, S.C., Fisher, I.J., Iwanowicz, L.R., Romanok, K.M., Jenkins, D., Bowers, L., Boehlke, A., Foreman, W.T., Deetz, A.C., Carper, L.G., Imbrigiotta, T.E., and Birdwell, J., 2015, Estuarine bed-sediment-quality data collected in New Jersey and New York after Hurricane Sandy, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 905, 42 p., plus CD-ROM [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds905].

  • Flocks, J.G., Kindinger, J.L., and Kelso, K.W., 2015, Geologic control on the evolution of the inner shelf morphology offshore of the Mississippi barrier islands, northern Gulf of Mexico, USA: Continental Shelf Research, v. 101, p. 59–70 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2015.04.008].

  • Forde, A.S., Flocks, J.G., Kindinger, J.L, Bernier, J.C., Kelso, K.W., and Wiese, D.S., 2015, Archive of digital chirp subbottom profile data collected during USGS cruise 13CCT04 offshore of Petit Bois Island, Mississippi, August 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 924, 3 DVDs [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds924].

  • Fujii, J.A., Ralls, K., and Tinker, M.T., 2015, Ecological drivers of variation in tool-use frequency across sea otter populations: Behavioral Ecology, v. 26, no. 2, p. 519–526 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/aru220].

  • Ganju, N.K., Miselis, J.L., and Aretxabaleta, A.L., 2014, Physical and biogeochemical controls on light attenuation in a eutrophic, back-barrier estuary: Biogeosciences, v. 11, p. 7193–7205 [http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-7193-2014].

  • Garcia, T., Murphy, E.A., Jackson, P.R., and Garcia, M.H., 2015, Application of the FluEgg model to predict transport of Asian carp eggs in the Saint Joseph River (Great Lakes tributary): Journal of Great Lakes Research, published online 15 April 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2015.02.003].

  • Gelfenbaum, G.R., Stevens, A.W., Miller, I.M., Warrick, J.A., Ogston, A.S., and Eidam, E., 2015, Large-scale dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA—Coastal geomorphic change: Geomorphology, published online 9 January 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.01.002].

  • Goff, J.A., Flood, R.D., Austin, J.A., Jr., Schwab, W.C., Christensen, B.A., Browne, C.M., Denny, J.F., and Baldwin, W.E., 2015, The impact of Hurricane Sandy on the shoreface and inner shelf of Fire Island, New York—Large bedform migration but limited erosion: Continental Shelf Research, v. 98, p. 13–25 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2015.03.001].

  • Golden, N.E., and Ackerman, S.D., 2015, Coastal and Marine Geology Program video and photograph portal: U.S. Geological Survey data set [http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7JH3J7N].

  • Guy, K.K., 2015, Back-island and open-ocean shorelines, and sand areas of Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia, April 12, 1989, to September 5, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 928 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds928].

  • Hart, K.M., Sartain, A.R., and Fujisaki, I., 2015, Bahamas connection—Residence areas selected by breeding female loggerheads tagged in Dry Tortugas National Park, USA: Animal Biotelemetry, v. 3, no. 3, 17 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40317-014-0019-2].

  • Hein, J.R., Spinardi, F., Okamoto, N., Mizell, K., Thorburn, D., and Tawake, A., 2015, Critical metals in manganese nodules from the Cook Islands EEZ, abundances and distributions: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 68, p. 97–116 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.12.011].

  • Hershberger, P.K., Gregg, J.L., Hart, L.M., Moffitt, S., Brenner, R., Stick, K., Coonradt, E., Otis, E.O., Vollenweider, J.J., Garver, K.A., Lovy, J., and Meyers, T.R., 2015, The parasite Ichthyophonus sp. in Pacific herring from the coastal NE Pacific: Journal of Fish Diseases, published online 31 March 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12370].

  • Hewson, I., Button, J.B., Gudenkauf, B.M., Miner, B., Newton, A.L., Gaydos, J.K., Wynne, J., Groves, C.L., Hendler, G., Murray, M., Fradkin, S., Breitbart, M., Fahsbender, E., Lafferty, K.D., Kilpatrick, A.M., Miner, C.M., Raimondi, P., Lahner, L., Friedman, C.S., Daniels, S., Haulena, M., Marliave, J., Burge, C.A., Eisenlord, M.E., and Harvel, C.D., 2015, Densovirus associated with sea-star wasting disease and mass mortality: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 111, no. 48, p. 17,278–17,283 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1416625111].

  • Hollmén, T.E., and Franson, J.C., 2015, Infectious diseases, parasites, and biological toxins in sea ducks, chap. 4 of Savard, J.-P.L., Derksen, D.V., Esler, D., and Eadie, J.M., eds., Ecology and conservation of North American sea ducks: Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, p. 97–123 [http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482248975].

  • Huffman, R.L., 2015, Groundwater geochemical and selected volatile organic compound data, Operable Unit 1, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Keyport, Washington, June and September 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 920, 50 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds920].

  • Hunter, M.E., Oyler-McCance, S.J., Dorazio, R.M., Fike, J.A., Smith, B.J., Hunter, C.T., Reed, R.N., and Hart, K.M., 2015, Environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling improves occurrence and detection estimates of invasive Burmese pythons: v. 10, no. 4, e0121655, 17 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0121655].

  • Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Phillips, E.L., Ritchie, A.C., Krigsman, L.M., Dieter, B.E., Conrad, J.E., Greene, H.G., Seitz, G.G., Endris, C.A., Sliter, R.W., Wong, F.L., Erdey, M.D., Gutierrez, C.I., Yoklavich, M.M., East, A.E., and Hart, P.E. (S.Y. Johnson and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2015, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Refugio Beach, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3319, pamphlet 42 p., 11 sheets, scale 1:24,000 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3319].

  • Jones, B.M., and Arp, C.D., 2015, Observing a catastrophic thermokarst lake drainage in northern Alaska: Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, published online 23 March 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppp.1842].

  • Kelso, K.W., and Flocks, J.G., 2015, Archive of sediment data from vibracores collected in 2010 offshore of the Mississippi barrier islands: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 903 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds903].

  • Konrad, C.P., 2015, Geospatial assessment of ecological functions and flood-related risks on floodplains along major rivers in the Puget Sound Basin, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5033, 28 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155033].

  • Lee, K.E., Langer, S.K., Menheer, M.A., Hansen, D.S., Foreman, W.T., Furlong, E.T., Jorgenson, Z.G., Choy, S.J., Moore, J.N., Banda, J.A., and Gefell, D.J., 2015, Chemicals of emerging concern in water and bottom sediment in the Great Lakes Basin, 2012—Collection methods, analytical methods, quality assurance, and study data: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 910, 14 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds910].

  • Lentz, E.E., Stippa, S.R., Thieler, E.R., Plant, N.G., Gesch, D.B., and Horton, R.M., 2015, Evaluating coastal landscape response to sea-level rise in the northeastern United States—Approach and methods: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1252, 26 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141252].

  • Lightsom, F.L., Cicchetti, G., and Wahle, C.M., 2015, Data categories for marine planning: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1046, 29 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151046].

  • Madenjian, C.P., Stapanian, M.A., Cott, P.A., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Edwards, W., Ogilvie, L.M., Mychek-Londer, J.G., and DeWild, J.F., 2015, Females exceed males in mercury concentrations of burbot Lota lota: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 68, no. 4, p. 678–688 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00244-015-0131-1].

  • Magirl, C.S., Hilldale, R.C., Curran, C.A., Duda, J.J., Straub, T.D., Domanski, M.M., and Foreman, J.R., 2014, Large-scale dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA—Fluvial sediment load: Geomorphology, published online 26 December 2014 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.12.032].

  • Matchett, E.L., Fleskes, J.P., Young, C.A., and Purkey, D.R., 2015, A framework for modeling anthropogenic impacts on waterbird habits—Addressing future uncertainty in conservation planning: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1017, 40 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151017].




  • McCleery, R.A., Sovie, A., Reed, R.N., Cunningham, M.W., Hunter, M.E., and Hart, K.M., 2015, Marsh rabbit mortalities tie pythons to the precipitous decline of mammals in the Everglades: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, v. 282, no. 1805, article 20150120, 7 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.0120].

  • McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., Blackwood, D.S., Winner, W.G., and Parker, C.E., 2015, Sea-floor morphology and sedimentary environments in western Block Island Sound, offshore of Fishers Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1224, DVD-ROM [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141224].

  • Monson, D.H., and Bowen, L., 2015, Evaluating the status of individuals and populations—Advantages of multiple approaches and time scales, chap. 6 of Larson, S.E., Bodkin, J.L. and VanBlaricom, G.R., eds., Sea otter conservation: New York, Elsevier, p. 121–158 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801402-8.00006-8].

  • Montgomery, E.T., Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, J., Martini, M.A., and Brosnahan, S.M., 2015, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, Maine: U.S. Geological Survey data release [http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7ST7MWS].

  • Newsome, S.D., Tinker, M.T., Gill, V.A., Hoyt, Z.N., Doroff, A., Nichol, L., and Bodkin, J.L., 2015, The interaction of intraspecific competition and habitat on individual diet specialization—A near range-wide examination of sea otters: Oecologia, published online 3 February 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3223-8].

  • Nilsen, E.B., Hapke, W.B., McIlraith, B., and Markovchick, D.J., 2015, Reconnaissance of contaminants in larval Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) tissues and habitats in the Columbia River Basin, Oregon and Washington, USA: Environmental Pollution, v. 201, p. 121–130 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2015.03.003].

  • Novak, M., and Tinker, M.T., 2015, Timescales alter the inferred strength and temporal consistency of intraspecific diet specialization: Oecologia, published online 6 February 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-3213-2].

  • Patyk, K.A., Duncan, C.G., Nol, P., Sonne, C., Laidre, K.L., Obbard, M.E., Wiig, Ø., Aars, J., Regehr, E.V., Gustafson, L., and Atwood, T.C., 2015, Establishing a definition of polar bear (Ursus maritimus) health—A guide to research and management activities: Science of the Total Environment, v. 514, p. 371–378 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.007].

  • Peterson, S., Ackerman, J.T., and Costa, D., 2014, Diving depth of elephant seals influences mercury bioaccumulation in the north Pacific: Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research, issue 27, September 2014 [http://www.imber.info/index.php/Products/Newsletters/Issue-n-27-September-2014#toc_3_10].

  • Peterson, S.H., Roberts, D.A., Beland, M., Kokaly, R.F., and Ustin, S.L., 2015, Oil detection in the coastal marshes of Louisiana using MESMA applied to band subsets of AVIRIS data: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 159, p. 222–231 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.12.009].

  • Pettit, E.C., Lee, K.M., Brann, J.P., Nystuen, J.A., Wilson, P.S., and O’Neel, S.R., 2015, Unusually loud ambient noise in tidewater glacier fjords—A signal of ice melt: Geophysical Research Letters, published online 1 April 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014GL062950].

  • Plumb, J.M., Adams, N.S., Perry, R.W., Holbrook, C., Romine, J.G., Blake, A.R., and Burau, J.R., 2015, Diel activity patterns of juvenile late fall-run Chinook salmon with implications for operation of a gated water diversion in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta: River Research and Applications, published online 12 March 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.2885].

  • Prinos, S.T., and Valderrama, R., 2015, Changes in the saltwater interface corresponding to the installation of a seepage barrier near Lake Okeechobee, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1256, 24 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141256].

  • Ramey, A.M., Schmutz, J.A., Reed, J.A., Fujita, G., Scotton, B.D., Casler, B., Fleskes, J.P., Konishi, K., Uchida, K., and Yabsley, M.J., 2015, Evidence for intercontinental parasite exchange through molecular detection and characterization of haematozoa in northern pintails (Anas acuta) sampled throughout the North Pacific Basin: International Journal for Parasitology—Parasites and Wildlife v. 4, no. 1, p. 11–21 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2014.12.004].

  • Regehr, E.V., Wilson, R.R., Rode, K.D., and Runge, M.C., 2015, Resilience and risk—A demographic model to inform conservation planning for polar bears: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1029, 56 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151029].

  • Rode, K.D., Robbins, C.T., Nelson, L., and Amstrup, S.C., 2015, Can polar bears use terrestrial foods to offset lost ice-based hunting opportunities?: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, v. 13, no. 3, p. 138–145 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/140202].

  • Samuel, M.D., Hall J.S., Brown, J.D., Goldberg, D.R., Ip, H.S., and Baranyuk, V.V., 2015, The dynamics of avian influenza in western Arctic snow geese—Implications for annual and migratory infection patterns: Ecological Applications, published online 16 March 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1820.1].

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Research
Virus Calculated as Culprit Killing Sea Stars

Scientific Portrait of the Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History

California Seafloor Mapping Program Reaches Milestone

Future Wave and Wind Effects on Pacific Islands

Fieldwork
California’s Sea Otter Numbers Holding Steady

New USGS Research Vessel in the Great Lakes

Spotlight on Sandy
Five New USGS Oceanographic Datasets Published Online

Outreach
Explore Coastal and Seafloor Images along U.S. Coasts

Getting Out of Harm’s Way—Evacuation from Tsunamis

USGS at the 2014 St. Petersburg Science Festival in Florida

Tribal GIS Training in the Northeast U.S.

Undamming Washington’s Elwha River—Public Lecture

Awards
Geologist Brian Atwater Receives Communications Award

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Frozen Heat—New International Report on Methane Hydrates

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