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  • Ackerman, J.T., Herzog, M.P., Hartman, C.A., Herring, G., 2014, Forster’s tern chick survival in response to a managed relocation of predatory California gulls: Journal of Wildlife Management, v. 78, no. 5, p. 818–829, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.728].

  • Ahearn, E.A., and Lombard, P.J., 2014, Flood inundation maps and water-surface profiles for tropical storm Irene and selected annual exceedance probability floods for Flint Brook and the Third Branch White River in Roxbury, Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5118, 35 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145118].

  • Atazadeh, I., Edlund, M.B., van de Vijver, B., Mills, K., Spaulding, S.A., Gell, P.A., Crawford, S., Barton, A.F., Lee, S.S., Smith, K.E.L., Newall, P., and Potapova, M., 2014, Morphology, ecology and biogeography of Stauroneis pachycephala P.T. Cleve (Bacillariophyta) and its transfer to the genus Envekadea: Diatom Research, v. 29, no. 4, p. 455–464, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0269249X.2014.927006].

  • Brosnan, D., Wein, A., and Wilson, R., 2014, SAFRR tsunami scenario—Impacts on California ecosystems, species, marine natural resources, and fisheries, chap. G of Ross, S.L., and Jones, L.M., eds., The SAFRR (Science Application for Risk Reduction) tsunami scenario: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1170-G, 60 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20131170G].

  • Brown, L.R., Baxter, R., Castillo, G., Conrad, L., Culberson, S., Erickson, G., Feyrer, F., Fong, S., Gehrts, K., Grimaldo, L., Herbold, B., Kirsch, J., Mueller-Solger, A., Slater, S., Souza, K., and Van Nieuwenhuyse, E., 2014, Synthesis of studies in the fall low-salinity zone of the San Francisco Estuary, September–December 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5041, 136 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145041].

  • Buscombe, D., Rubin, D.M., Lacy, J.R., Storlazzi, C.D., Hatcher, G., Chezar, H., Wyland, R., and Sherwood, C.R., 2014, Autonomous bed-sediment imaging-systems for revealing temporal variability of grain size: Limnology and Oceanography—Methods, v. 12, p. 390–406, [http://dx.doi.org/10.4319/lom.2014.12.390].

  • Chaytor, J.D., and ten Brink, U.S., 2014, Event sedimentation in low-latitude deep-water carbonate basins, Anegada passage, northeast Caribbean: Basin Research, published online 10 July 2014, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bre.12076].

  • Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., and White D.J., 2014, Benthic habitat map of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Watershed Partnership Initiative Kā’anapali priority study area and the State of Hawai’i Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, west-central Maui, Hawai’i: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1129, 42 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141129].

  • Cross, V.A., Bratton, J.F., Michael, H.A., Kroeger, K.D., Green, A., and Bergeron, E., 2014, Continuous resistivity profiling and seismic-reflection data collected in April 2010 from Indian River Bay, Delaware: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1039, 23 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20111039].

  • Davenport, J., Jones, T.T., Work, T.M., and Balazs, G.H., 2014, Pink spot, white spot—The pineal skylight of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli 1761) skull and its possible role in the phenology of feeding migrations: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, v. 461, p. 1–6, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2014.07.008].

  • Dealy, T.P., East, A.E., and Fairley, H.C., 2014, 2010 weather and aeolian sand-transport data from the Colorado River corridor, Grand Canyon, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1135, 90 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141135].

  • DeWitt, N.T., Pfeiffer, W.R., Miselis, J.L., Bernier, J.C., Reynolds, B.J., Wiese, D.S., and Kelso, K.W., 2014, Coastal bathymetry and backscatter data collected in 2012 from the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series Report 847, [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds847].

  • Donatuto, J., Grossman, E.E., Konovsky, J., Grossman, S., and Campbell, L.W., 2014, Indigenous community health and climate change—Integrating biophysical and social science indicators: Coastal Management, v. 42, no. 4, p. 355–373, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2014.923140].

  • Eagles-Smith, C.A., and Ackerman, J.T., 2014, Mercury bioaccumulation in estuarine wetland fishes—Evaluating habitats and risk to coastal wildlife: Environmental Pollution, v. 193, p. 147–155, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2014.06.015].

  • Eagles-Smith, C.A., Ackerman, J.T., Fleck, J.A., Windham-Myers, L., McQuillen, H., and Heim, W., 2014, Wetland management and rice farming strategies to decrease methylmercury bioaccumulation and loads from the Cosumnes River Preserve, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1172, 42 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141172].

  • Ensign, S.H., Hupp, C.R., Noe, G.B., Krauss, K.W., and Stagg, C.L., 2014, Sediment accretion in tidal freshwater forests and oligohaline marshes of the Waccamaw and Savannah Rivers, USA: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 37, no. 5, p. 1107–1119, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-013-9744-7].

  • Enwright, N.M., Hartley, S.B., Brasher, M.G., Visser, J.M., Mitchell, M.K., Ballard, B.M., Parr, M.W., Couvillion, B.R., and Wilson, B.C., 2014, Delineation of marsh types of the Texas coast from Corpus Christi Bay to the Sabine River in 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5110, 18 p., 1 pl., scale 1:400,000, [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145110].

  • Geist, E.L., 2014, Explanation of temporal clustering of tsunami sources using the epidemic-type aftershock sequence model: Seismological Society of America Bulletin, v. 104, no. 4, p. 2091–2103, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1785/0120130275].

  • Goldstein, J.H., Thogmartin, W.E., Bagstad, K.J., Dubovsky, J.A., Mattsson, B.J., Semmens, D.J., López-Hoffman, L., and Diffendorfer, J.E., 2014, Replacement cost valuation of Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) subsistence harvest in Arctic and sub-Arctic North America: Human Dimensions of Wildlife—An International Journal, v. 19, no. 4, p. 347–354, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10871209.2014.917345].

  • Gómez-Gómez, F., Rodríguez-Martínez, J., and Santiago, M., 2014, Hydrogeology of Puerto Rico and the outlying islands of Vieques, Culebra, and Mona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3296, 40 p. plus 2 pls., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3296].

  • Hapke, C.J., Adams, P.N., Allan, J., Ashton, A., Griggs, G.B., Hampton, M.A., Kelly, J., and Young, A.P., 2014, The rock coast of the USA, chap. 9 of Kennedy, D.M., Stephenson, W.J., and Naylor, L.A., eds., Rock coast geomorphology—A global synthesis: Geological Society, London, Memoirs, v. 40, p. 137–154, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/M40.9]

  • Herman-Mercer, N.M., and Schuster, P.F., 2014, Strategic needs of water on the Yukon—An interdisciplinary approach to studying hydrology and climate change in the Lower Yukon River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3060, 4 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143060].

  • Howard, R.J., Wells, C.J., Michot, T.C., and Johnson, D.J., 2014, Effects of disturbance associated with seismic exploration for oil and gas reserves in coastal marshes: Environmental Management, v. 54, no. 1, p. 30–50, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-014-0274-2].

  • Huntington, T.G., Culbertson, C.W., Fuller, C., Glibert, P., and Sturtevant, L., 2014, The relative importance of oceanic nutrient inputs for Bass Harbor Marsh Estuary at Acadia National Park, Maine: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5123, 19 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145123].

  • Jackson, J., Donovan, M., Cramer, K., and Lam, V., eds., 2014, Status and trends of Caribbean coral reefs—1970–2012: Washington, D.C., Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, [http://gcrmn.org/gcrmn-publication/status-and-trends-of-caribbean-coral-reefs-1970-2012/].

  • Johnson, S.Y., and Cochran, S.A., eds., 2014, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Coal Oil Point, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3302, pamphlet 57 p., 12 sheets, scale 1:24,000, [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3302].

  • Keller, J.M., Balazs, G.H., Nilsen, F., Rice, M., Work, T.M., and Jensen, B.A., 2014, Investigating the potential role of persistent organic pollutants in Hawaiian green sea turtle fibropapillomatosis: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 48, no. 14, p. 7807–7816, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es5014054].

  • Kim, J.-W., Lu, Z., Jones, J.W., Shum, C. K., Lee, H., and Jia, Y., 2014, Monitoring Everglades freshwater marsh water level using L-band synthetic aperture radar backscatter: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 150, p. 66–81, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.03.031].

  • Kocan, R.M., Hart, L., Lewandowski, N., and Hershberger, P., 2014, Viability and infectivity of Ichthyophonus sp. in post-mortem Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii: Journal of Parasitology, published online 8 August 2014, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/14-518.1]

  • Krebs, J.M., Bell, S.S., and McIvor, C.C., 2014, Assessing the link between coastal urbanization and the quality of nekton habitat in mangrove tidal tributaries: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 37, no. 4, p. 832–846, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-013-9724-y].

  • Krebs, J.M., McIvor, C.C., and Bell, S.S., 2014, Nekton community structure varies in response to coastal urbanization near mangrove tidal tributaries: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 37, no. 4, p. 815–831, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-013-9726-9].

  • Lacy, J.R., Gladding, S., Brand, A., Collignon, A., and Stacey, M., 2014, Lateral baroclinic forcing enhances sediment transport from shallows to channel in an estuary: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 37, no. 5, p. 1058–1077, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-013-9748-3].

  • Lewan, M.D., Warden, A., Dias, R.F., Lowry, Z.K., Hannah, T.L., Lillis, P.G., Kokaly, R.F., Hoefen, T.M., Swayze, G.A., Mills, C.T., Harris, S.H., and Plumlee, G.S., 2014, Asphaltene content and composition as a measure of Deepwater Horizon oil spill losses within the first 80 days: Organic Geochemistry, v. 75, p. 54–60, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.06.004].

  • Long, J., Hu, C., and Robbins, L., 2014, Whiting events in SW Florida coastal waters—A case study using MODIS medium-resolution data: Remote Sensing Letters, v. 5, no. 6, p. 539–547, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2150704X.2014.933275].

  • Madenjian, C.P., Yule, D.L., Chernyak, S.M., Begnoche, L.J., Berglund, E.K., and Isaac, E.J., 2014, Males exceed females in PCB concentrations of cisco (Coregonus artedi) from Lake Superior: Science of the Total Environment, v. 493, p. 377–383, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.06.007].

  • Maier, K.L., Ponti, D.J., Tinsley, J.C., Gatti, E., and Pagenkopp, M., 2014, Geologic logs of geotechnical cores from the subsurface Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1127, 10 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141127].

  • Miselis, J.L., Buster, N.A., and Kindinger, J.L., 2014, Refining the link between the Holocene development of the Mississippi River Delta and the geologic evolution of Cat Island, MS—Implications for delta-associated barrier islands: Marine Geology, v. 355, p. 274–290, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2014.05.021].

  • Moorman, M.C., Kolb, K.R., and Supak, S., 2014, Estuarine monitoring programs in the Albemarle Sound study area, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1110, 38 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141110].

  • Morgan, K.L.M., and Westphal, K.A., 2014, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Breton Island, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border, July 13, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 857, [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds857].

  • Morgan, K.L.M., and Westphal, K.A., 2014, Baseline coastal oblique aerial photographs collected from Dauphin Island, Alabama, to Breton Island, Louisiana, August 8, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 860, [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds860].

  • Naftz, D.L., Carling, G.T., Angeroth, C., Freeman, M., Rowland, R., and Pazmiño, E., 2014, Density-stratified flow events in Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA—Implications for mercury and salinity cycling: Aquatic Geochemistry, published online 26 July 2014, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10498-014-9237-8].

  • Nelson, J., He, R., Warner, J.C., and Bane, J., 2014, Air-sea interactions during strong winter extratropical storms: Ocean Dynamics, v. 64, no. 9, p. 1233–1246, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10236-014-0745-2].

  • Obelcz, J.B., Brothers, D.S., ten Brink, U.S., Chaytor, J.D., Worley, C.R., and Moore, E.M., 2014, Chirp seismic-reflection data from the Baltimore, Washington, and Norfolk Canyons, U.S. mid-Atlantic margin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1118, [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141118].

  • Orlando, J.L., McWayne, M., Sanders, C., and Hladik, M., 2014, Dissolved pesticide concentrations entering the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, California, 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 876, 28 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds876].

  • Prinos, S.T., 2014, Using state-of-the-art technology to evaluate saltwater intrusion in the Biscayne aquifer of Miami-Dade County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3050, 6 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143050].

  • Ramsey, E., III, Rangoonwala, A., Chi, Z., Jones, C.E., and Bannister, T., 2014, Marsh dieback, loss, and recovery mapped with satellite optical, airborne polarimetric radar, and field data: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 152, p. 364–374, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.002].

  • Real, C.R., Johnson, L., Jones, L.M., and Ross, S., 2014, Improving tsunami resiliency—California’s Tsunami Policy Working Group, in Kontar, Y.A., Santiago-Fandiño, V., and Takahashi, T., eds., Tsunami events and lessons learned—Environmental and societal significance: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, v. 35, p. 377–386 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7269-4_21].

  • Rodríguez-Martínez, J., and Soler-López, L., 2014, Hydrogeology and hydrology of the Punta Cabullones wetland area, Ponce, southern Puerto Rico, 2007–08: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5102, 58 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145102].

  • Romanok, K.M., Reilly, T.J., Lopez, A.R., Trainor, J.J., Hladik, M.L., Stanley, J.K., and Farrar, D., 2014, Characterization of selected bed-sediment-bound organic and inorganic contaminants and toxicity, Barnegat Bay and major tributaries, New Jersey, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 867, 51 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds867].

  • Scavia, D., Allan, J.D., Arend, K.K., Bartell, S., Beletsky, D., Bosch, N.S., Brandt, S.B., Briland, R.D., Daloğlu, I., DePinto, J.V., Dolan, D.M., Evans, M.A., Farmer, T.M., Goto, D., Han, H., Höök, T.O., Knight, R., Ludsin, S.A., Mason, D., Michalak, A.M., Richards, R.P., Roberts, J.J., Rucinski, D.K., Rutherford, E., Schwab, D.J., Sesterhenn, T.M., Zhang, H., and Zhou, Y., 2014, Assessing and addressing the re-eutrophication of Lake Erie—Central basin hypoxia: Journal of Great Lakes Research, v. 40, no. 2, p. 226–246, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2014.02.004].

  • Skarke, A., Ruppel, C., Kodis, M., Brothers, D., and Lobecker, E., 2014, Widespread methane leakage from the sea floor on the northern US Atlantic margin: Nature Geoscience, published online 24 August 2014, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2232].

  • Smith-Vaniz, W.F., and Jelks, H.L., 2014, Marine and inland fishes of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands—An annotated checklist: Zootaxa, v. 3803, no. 1, p. 1–120, [http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3803.1.1].

  • Stapaniana, M.A., Madenjian, C.P., Cott, P.A., Rediske, R.R., and O’Keefe, J.P., 2014, Polychlorinated biphenyl congener distributions in burbot—Evidence for a latitude effect: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, published online 2 August 2014, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.2703].

  • Storlazzi, C.D., Cheriton, O.M., Lescinski, J.M.R., and Logan, J.B., 2014, Coastal circulation and water-column properties in the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam—Measurements and modeling of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity, April–August 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1130, 104 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141130].

  • Swarzenski, C.M., and Mize, S.V., 2014, Effects of hydrologic modifications on salinity and formation of hypoxia in the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet and adjacent waterways, southeastern Louisiana, 2008 to 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5077, 21 p, [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145077].

  • Tape, K.D., Pearce, J.M., Walworth, D., Meixell, B.W., Fondell, T.F., Gustine, D.D., Flint, P.L., Hupp, J.W., Schmutz, J.A., and Ward, D.H., 2014, Historical and contemporary imagery to assess ecosystem change on the Arctic coastal plain of northern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1140, 22 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141140].

  • Terando, A., Traxler, S., and Collazo, J., 2014, Landscape and climate science and scenarios for Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1150, 39 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141150].

  • Welch, H.L., Coupe, R.H., and Aulenbach, B.T., 2014, Concentrations and transport of suspended sediment, nutrients, and pesticides in the lower Mississippi-Atchafalaya River subbasin during the 2011 Mississippi River flood, April through July: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5100, 44 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145100].

  • Wigand, C., Roman, C.T., Davey, E., Stolt, M., Johnson, R., Hanson, A., Watson, E.B., Moran, S.B., Cahoon, D.R., Lynch, J.C., and Rafferty, P., 2014, Below the disappearing marshes of an urban estuary—Historic nitrogen trends and soil structure: Ecological Applications, v. 24, no. 4, p. 633–649, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-0594.1]

  • Wittmann, M.E., Jerde, C.L., Howeth, J.G., Maher, S.P., Deines, A.M., Jenkins, J.A., Whitledge, G.W., Burbank, S.B., Chadderton, W.L., Mahon, A.R., Tyson, J.T., Gantz, C.A., Keller, R.P., Drake, J.M., and Lodge, D.M., 2014, Grass carp in the Great Lakes region—Establishment potential, expert perceptions, and re-evaluation of experimental evidence of ecological impact: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 71, no. 7, p. 992–999, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2013-0537].

  • Woodward, A., Torregrosa, A., Madej, M.A., Reichmuth, M., and Fong, D., 2014, Users’ guide to system dynamics model describing Coho salmon survival in Olema Creek, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1131, 58 p., [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141131].

  • Work, T.M., Aeby, G.S., Lasne, G., and Tribollet, A., 2014, Gross and microscopic pathology of hard and soft corals in New Caledonia: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, v. 120, p. 50–58, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2014.05.007].

  • Wright, C.W., Fredericks, X., Troche, R.J., Klipp, E.S., Kranenburg, C.J., and Nagle, D.B., 2014, EAARL-B coastal topography—Eastern New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy, 2012; first surface (version 1.1, August 18, 2014): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 767, [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds767].

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