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Sea Floor Erodes, Reefs Can't Keep UpMeet USGS' newest laboratory, HyPrCAL!New Issue of Sound Waves OnlineSediment Data from Breton Island, LAHatching an EngineerDisappearing Beaches: Modeling Shoreline Change in Southern CANew Tool Maps Impacts from Projected CA Coastal-Flooding HazardsBeach Profiles for Fire Island Updated January 2017New Mapping Technology

Sea Floor Erodes, Reefs Can't Keep Up

Coastal communities lose protection as degrading coral reefs are outpaced by sea level rise

Meet USGS' newest laboratory, HyPrCAL!

Proven under Pressure: USGS Advances Capabilities for High-Pressure Seafloor Samples Containing Gas Hydrate

New Issue of Sound Waves Online

Stories about beach erosion due to El Nino, exploring marine protected areas, new leadership, outreach, news, and more!

Sediment Data from Breton Island, LA

Sediment data collected in 2014 and 2015 from Breton and Gosier Islands, Breton National Wildlife Refuge, LA

Hatching an Engineer

Watch a video profile of USGS ocean engineer Gerry Hatcher

Disappearing Beaches: Modeling Shoreline Change in Southern CA

Scientists predict that with limited human intervention, 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches may become completely eroded by the year 2100

New Tool Maps Impacts from Projected CA Coastal-Flooding Hazards

HERA helps coastal CA communities predict potential resident, economic, land cover, and infrastructure vulnerability resulting from a given hazard

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated January 2017

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

New Mapping Technology

New technology allows amazingly accurate maps to be made from a collection of images taken with a digital camera mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle

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