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Coastal flooding will double in decades due to sea-level riseVideo Images Illuminate Beach Processes in Santa Cruz, CAIMMeRSS:Tour the Core and Sediment Processing Labs in Santa Cruz, CASea Floor Erodes, Reefs Can't Keep UpMeet USGS' newest laboratory, HyPrCAL!New Issue of Sound Waves OnlineSediment Data from Breton Island, LAHatching an Engineer

Coastal flooding will double in decades due to sea-level rise

New study reveals that coastal flood frequency will increase dramatically in coming decades, even with small amounts of sea-level rise

Video Images Illuminate Beach Processes in Santa Cruz, CA

Video cameras atop a multistory hotel shoot video of the beach and ocean every half hour.

IMMeRSS:

USGS Interagency Mission for Methane Research on Seafloor Seeps

Tour the Core and Sediment Processing Labs in Santa Cruz, CA

Learn how the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center stores, processes, and analyzes seafloor cores and sediment samples

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

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