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Large storm waves crashing on the rocks near Santa Cruz, California. Photo by Christine Hegermiller, USGS Oblique map of seafloor habitats off Kawaihae, Hawaii, developed from satellite imagery, underwater towed video, and lidar bathymetry.  Image credit: Susan Cochran, USGS. David Louie of ABC7 News interviews USGS researcher Patrick Barnard near the San Lorenzo River mouth during January 13 seafloor surveys to measure sand delivered by recent storms. Photo by Andrew Stevens, USGS. USGS oceanographer Dan Hoover uses a GPS-equipped backpack to measure sand elevations on Main Beach, Santa Cruz, near the mouth of the San Lorenzo River on January 12, 2017. Photo by Andrew Stevens, USGS. Juliette Finzi Hart, USGS, shows how much flooding a large storm combined with future sea-level rise would likely cause in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Photograph of Makua Beach on Kauai. Photograph of Amy East ready to deploy water sampling device. Photograph of Guy and Bob shaking hands.

News Release: Severe West Coast Erosion During 2015-16 El Niño

USGS scientist describes techniques for mapping coral reefs

Media coverage of post-storm beach mapping in Santa Cruz, California

Storms that battered Santa Cruz, California, brought beneficial sand to beaches

USGS oceanographer uses virtual reality to show how future storms and sea-level rise could affect Long Beach, California

Why have some corals succumbed to black band disease? Learn what USGS scientists are doing to try to answer that question, in this new video.

Researchers brave storm to measure sediment carried to coast by river in Santa Cruz, CA

Guy Gelfenbaum is new director of Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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