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Studying coral reef hydrodynamics in Ningaloo ReefDegradation and Conservation of Western Atlantic Coral ReefsBeach Profiles for Fire Island Updated April 2016Cape Cod National Seashore, A PrimerDeepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National ParkExploring Causes of Coral DiseaseFull Suite of Geophysical Data for the Delmarva PeninsulaUp to 70 Percent of Northeast U.S. Coast May Adapt to Rising SeasChanging Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest

Studying coral reef hydrodynamics in Ningaloo Reef

USGS and University of Western Australia researchers work together to learn how waves, currents, and sediment impact these fragile ecosystems.

Degradation and Conservation of Western Atlantic Coral Reefs

A new article gives a geological perspective on the degradation and conservation of western Atlantic coral reefs.

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated April 2016

Elevation data along beach profiles have been measured quarterly since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in 2012.

Cape Cod National Seashore, A Primer

Cape Cod's geologic history is described and illustrated in Coastal landforms and processes at the Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts A Primer

Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park

A collaborative team conducted the first-ever deepwater exploration of Glacier Bay using both diver-based surveys and a remotely operated vehicle.

Exploring Causes of Coral Disease

Watch a video on how the USGS is trying to understand potential environmental drivers of coral disease.

Full Suite of Geophysical Data for the Delmarva Peninsula

Understanding Coastal Response along Natural and Engineered Coasts

Up to 70 Percent of Northeast U.S. Coast May Adapt to Rising Seas

New model corrects assumption that drowning is only scenario for low-lying coasts

Changing Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest

These estuaries support wildlife, industry, agriculture, and a large human population, yet these regions are extremely vulnerable to climate change.

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