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  • Ackerman, J.T., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Heinz, G.H., De La Cruz, S.E., Takekawa, J.Y., Miles, A.K., Adelsbach, T.L., Herzog, M.P., Bluso-Demers, J.D., Demers, S.A., Herring, G., Hoffman, D.J., Hartman, C.A., Willacker, J.J., Suchanek, T.H., Schwarzbach, S.E., and Maurer, T.C., 2014, Mercury in birds of San Francisco Bay-Delta, California—Trophic pathways, bioaccumulation, and ecotoxicological risk to avian reproduction: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1251, 202 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141251].

  • Ackerman, J.T., Hartman, C.A., Herzog, M.P., Smith, L.M., Moskal, S.M., De La Cruz, S.E.W., Yee, J.L., and Takekawa, J.Y., 2014, The critical role of islands for waterbird breeding and foraging habitat in managed ponds of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, South San Francisco Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1263, 108 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141263].

  • Ackerman, J.T., Herzog, M.P., and Hartman, C.A., 2014, Effects of human disturbance on waterbird nesting and reproductive success at restoration pond SF2, south San Francisco Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1223, 16 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141223].

  • Ackerman, J.T., Herzog, M.P., Hartman, C.A., Isanhart, J., Herring, G., Vaughn, S., Cavitt, J.F., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Browers, H., Cline, C., and Vest, J., 2015, Mercury and selenium contamination in waterbird eggs and risk to avian reproduction at Great Salt Lake, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1020, 164 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151020].

  • Ackerman, S.D., Pappal, A.L., Huntley, E.C., Blackwood, D.S., and Schwab, W.C., 2015, Geological sampling data and benthic biota classification—Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1221, 30 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141221].

  • Allison, A.B., Ballard, J.R., Tesh, R.B., Brown, J.D., Ruder, M.G., Keel, M.K., Munk, B.A., Mickley, R.M., Gibbs, S.E.J., Ellis, J.C., Travassos da Rosac, A.P.A., Ip, H.S., Shearn-Bochsler, V.I., Rogers, M.B., Gheldin, E., Holmes, E.C., Parrish, C.R., and Dwyer, C., 2014, Cyclic avian mass mortality in the northeastern United States is associated with a novel orthomyxovirus: Journal of Virology, v. 89, no. 2, p. 1389–1403 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JVI.02019-14].

  • Andrews, B.D., ten Brink, U.S., Danforth, W.W., Chaytor, J.D., Granja Bruña, J.-L., Llanes Estrada, P., and Carbó-Gorosabel, A., 2014, Bathymetric terrain model of the Puerto Rico trench and the northeastern Caribbean region for marine geological investigations: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1125, 10 p., 1 pl. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20131125].

  • Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C., List, J.H., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Voulgaris, G., and Traykovski, P.A., 2014, Coastal Change Processes Project data report for observations near Fire Island, New York, January to April 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1159 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141159].

  • Arp, C.D., Whitman, M.S., Jones, B.M., Grosse, G., Gaglioti, B.V., and Heim, K., 2015, Distribution and biophysical processes of beaded streams in Arctic permafrost landscapes: Biogeosciences, v. 12, p. 29–47 [http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-29-2015].

  • Atwood, T.C., Marcot, B.G., Douglas, D.C., Amstrup, S.C., Rode, K.D., Durner, G.M., and Bromaghin, J.F., 2015, Evaluating and ranking threats to the long-term persistence of polar bears: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1254, 114 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141254].

  • Austin, J., Slattery, S., and Clark, R.G., 2014, Waterfowl populations of conservation concern—Learning from diverse challenges, models, and conservation strategies: Wildfowl, special issue no. 4, p. 470–497 [http://wildfowl.wwt.org.uk/index.php/wildfowl/article/view/2617].

  • Bernal, N.A., DeAngelis, D.L., Schofield, P.J., and Sullivan Sealey, K., 2014, Predicting spatial and temporal distribution of Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Biscayne Bay through habitat suitability modeling: Biological Invasions, published online 5 December 2014 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-014-0819-6].

  • Birchler, J.J., Stockdon, H.F., Doran, K.S., and Thompson, D.M., 2014, National assessment of hurricane-induced coastal erosion hazards—Northeast Atlantic Coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1243, 36 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141243].

  • Brownell, A.T., Hapke, C.J., Spore, N.J., and McNinch, J.E., 2015, Bathymetry of the Wilderness Breach at Fire Island, New York, June 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 914 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds914].

  • Buster, N.A., Kelso, K.W., Bernier, J.C., Flocks, J.G., Miselis, J.L., and DeWitt, N.T., 2014, Sediment data collected in 2013 from the northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 894 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds894].

  • Cappelle, J., Zhao, D., Gilbert, M., Nelson, M.I., Newman, S.H., Takekawa, J.Y., Gaidet, N., Prosser, D.J., Liu, Y., Li, P., Shu, Y., and Xiao, X., 2014, Risks of Avian Influenza transmission in areas of intensive free-ranging duck production with wild waterfowl: EcoHealth, v. 11, no. 1, p. 109–119 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10393-014-0914-2].

  • Christiansen, D.E., Walker, J.F., and Hunt, R.J., 2014, Basin-scale simulation of current and potential climate changed hydrologic conditions in the Lake Michigan Basin, United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5175, 74 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145175].

  • Collett, T.S., Boswell, R., Cochran, J.R., Kumar, P., Lall, M., Mazumdar, A., Ramana, M.V., Ramprasad, T., Riedel, M., Sain, K., Sathe, A.V., and Vishwanath, K., 2014, Geologic implications of gas hydrates in the offshore of India—Results of the National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 01: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 58, no. A, P. 3–28 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.07.021].

  • Conner, W.H., Krauss, K.W., Baldwin, A.H., and Hutchinson, S., 2014, Wetlands—Tidal, in Wang, Y.Q., ed., Encyclopedia of natural resources: Taylor and Francis, New York, p. 575–588 [http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/book/10.1081/e-enrl].

  • Conrads, P.A., Petkewich, M.D., O’Reilly, A.M., and Telis, P.A., 2014, Hydrologic record extension of water-level data in the Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN), 1991–99: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5226, 27 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145226].

  • Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., and Finlayson, D.P., 2014, Bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, and seafloor character of Farallon Escarpment and Rittenburg Bank, northern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1234, 18 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141234].

  • Edwards, B.D., Phillips, E.L., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Bretz, C.K., Kvitek, R.G., Hartwell, S.R., Johnson, S.Y., Cochrane, G.R., Dieter, B.E., Sliter, R.W., Ross, S.L., Golden, N.E., Watt, J.T., Chin, J.L., Erdey, M.D., Krigsman, L.M., Manson, M.W., and Endris, C.A. (Cochran, S.A., and Edwards, B.D., eds.), 2014, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Pacifica, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014––1260, pamphlet 38 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141260].

  • Esslinger, G.G., Bodkin, J.L., Breton, A.R., Burns, J.M., and Monson, D.H., 2014, Temporal patterns in the foraging behavior of sea otters in Alaska: Journal of Wildlife Management, v. 78, no. 4, p. 689–700 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.701].

  • Evers, D.C., Schmutz, J.A., Basu, N., DeSorbo, C.R., Fair, J., Gray, C.E., Paruk, J.D., Perkins, M., Regan, K., Uher-Koch, B.D., and Wright, K.G., 2014, Historic and contemporary mercury exposure and potential risk to yellow-billed loons (Gavia adamsii) breeding in Alaska and Canada: Waterbirds, v. 37, no. 1, p. 147–159 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1675/063.037.sp117].

  • Forde, A.S., Miselis, J.L., Flocks, J.G., Bernier, J.C., and Wiese, D.S., 2014, Archive of digital chirp subbottom profile data collected during USGS cruises 13BIM02 and 13BIM07 offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 897, DVD [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds897].

  • Foster, D.S., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Schwab, W.C., Ackerman, S.D., Andrews, B.D., and Pendleton, E.A., 2015, Shallow geology, sea-floor texture, and physiographic zones of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1220 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141220].

  • Fox, A.D., Flint, P.L., Hohman, W.L., and Savard, J.-P.L., 2014, Waterfowl habitat use and selection during the remigial moult period in the northern hemisphere: Wildfowl, special issue no. 4, p. 131–168 [http://wildfowl.wwt.org.uk/index.php/wildfowl/article/view/2605].

  • Fujii, J.A., Ralls, K., and Tinker, M.T., 2014, Ecological drivers of variation in tool-use frequency across sea otter populations: Behavioral Ecology, published online 22 December 2014 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/aru220].

  • Garrison, V.H., Majewski, M.S., Konde, L., Wolf, R.E., Otto, R.D., and Tsuneoka, Y., 2014, Inhalable desert dust, urban emissions, and potentially biotoxic metals in urban Saharan-Sahelian air: Science of the Total Environment, v. 500–501, p., 383–394 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.08.106].

  • Garver, K.A., Marty, G.D., Cockburn, S.N., Richard, J., Hawley, L.M., Müller, A., Thompson, R.L., Purcell, M., and Saksida, S.M., 2015, Piscine reovirus, but not Jaundice Syndrome, was transmissible to Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum), Sockeye Salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka (Walbaum), and Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar L.: Journal of Fish Diseases, published online 29 January 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12329].

  • Geist, E.L., and Oglesby, D., 2014, Earthquake mechanism and seafloor deformation for tsunami generation, in Beer, M., Patelli, E., Kougioumtzoglou, I.A., and Au, I. S.-K., eds., Encyclopedia of earthquake engineering: Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 17 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36197-5_296-1].

  • Geist, E.L., and Oglesby, D., 2014, Tsunamis—Stochastic models of occurrence and generation mechanisms, in Meyers, R.A., ed., Encyclopedia of complexity and systems science: Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 25 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27737-5_595-1].

  • Hart, K.M., Zawada, D.G., Sartain, A.R., and Fujisaki, I., 2014, Breeding loggerhead marine turtles Caretta caretta in Dry Tortugas National Park, USA, show high fidelity to diverse habitats near nesting beaches: Oryx, published online 29 December 2014 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605314000854].

  • Hayes, M.C., Rubin, S.P., Reisenbichler, R.R., and Wetzel, L.A., 2014, Migratory behavior of Chinook salmon microjacks reared in artificial and natural environments: Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, published online 1 October 2014 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3996/022014-JFWM-013].

  • Haynes, T.B., Schmutz, J.A., Lindberg, M.S., Wright, K.G., Uher-Koch, B.D., and Rosenberger, A.E., 2014, Occupancy of yellow-billed and Pacific loons—Evidence for interspecific competition and habitat mediated co-occurrence: Journal of Avian Biology, v. 45, no. 3, P. 296–304 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.00394].

  • Hein, J.R., Spinardi, F., Okamoto, N., Mizell, K., Thorburn, D., and Tawake, A., 2015, Critical metals in manganese nodules from the Cook Islands EEZ, abundances and distributions: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 68, p. 97–116 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.12.011].

  • Hoem Neher, T.D., Rosenberger, A.E., Zimmerman, C.E., Walker, C.M., and Baird, S.J., 2014, Use of glacier river-fed estuary channels by juvenile coho salmon—Transitional or rearing habitats?: Environmental Biology of Fishes, v. 97, no. 7, p. 839–850 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-013-0183-x].

  • Hood, E., Battin, T.J., Fellman, J., O’Neel, S.R., and Spencer, R.G.M., 2015, Storage and release of dissolved organic carbon from the global ice reservoir: Nature Geoscience, v. 8, p. 91–96 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2331].

  • Horner, T.J., Williams, H.M., Hein, J.R., Saito, M.A., Burton, K.W., Halliday, A.N., and Nielsen, S.G., 2015 Persistence of deeply sourced iron in the Pacific Ocean: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), v. 112, no. 5, p. 1292–1297 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1420188112].

  • Hoy, S.K., Chaytor, J.D., and ten Brink, U.S., 2014, Core data from offshore Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1227 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141227].

  • Hunt, C.D., Jr., 2014, Baseline water-quality sampling to infer nutrient and contaminant sources at Kaloko-Honokōwai National Historical Park, Island of Hawaiʻi, 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5158, 52 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145158].

  • Johnson, C.K., Tinker, M.T., Estes, J.A., Conrad, P.A., Staedler, M.M., Miller, M.A., Jessup, D.A., and Mazet, J.A.K., 2014, Prey choice and habitat use drive sea otter pathogen exposure in a resource-limited coastal system: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), v. 106, no. 7, p. 2242–2247 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0806449106].

  • Johnson, W.P., Swanson, N., Black, B., Rudd, A., Carling, G., Fernandez, D.P., Luft, J., Van Leeuwen, J., and Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., 2015, Total- and methyl-mercury concentrations and methylation rates across the freshwater to hypersaline continuum of the Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA: Science of the Total Environment, v. 511, p. 489–500 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.092].

  • Kayen, R.E., Carkin, B.A., Allen, T., Collins, C., McPherson, A., and Minasian, D., 2015, Shear-wave velocity and site-amplification factors for 50 Australian sites determined by the spectral analysis of surface waves method: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1264, 118 p. [http:/dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141264].

  • Kelin, H., Qin, C., and Wang, H., 2014, A numerical study of vegetation impact on reducing storm surge by wetlands in a semi-enclosed estuary: Coastal Engineering, v. 95, p. 66–76 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.09.008].

  • Kelsey, H.M., Witter, R.C., Engelhart, S.E., Briggs, R., Nelson, A.R., Haeussler, P.J., and Corbett, D.R., 2015, Beach ridges as paleoseismic indicators of abrupt coastal subsidence during subduction zone earthquakes, and implications for Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone paleoseismology, southeast coast of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: Quaternary Science Reviews, published online 23 January 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.01.006].

  • Klug, P.E., Reed, R.N., Mazzotti, F.J., McEachern, M.A., Vinci, J.J., Craven, K.K., and Yackel Adams, A.A., 2015, The influence of disturbed habitat on the spatial ecology of Argentine black and white tegu (Tupinambis merianae), a recent invader in the Everglades ecosystem (Florida, USA): Biological Invasions, published online January 4, 2015 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-014-0834-7].

  • Koch, J.C., Gurney, K., and Wipfli, M.S., 2014, Morphology-dependent water budgets and nutrient fluxes in arctic thaw ponds: Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, v. 25, no. 2, p. 79–93 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppp.1804].

  • Kumar, P., Collett, T.S., Boswell, R., Cochran, J.R., Lall, M., Mazumdar, A., Ramana, M.V., Ramprasad, T., Riedel, M., Sain, K., Sathe, A.V., Vishwanath, K., and Yadav, U.S., 2014, Geologic implications of gas hydrates in the offshore of India—Krishna-Godavari Basin, Mahanadi Basin, Andaman Sea, Kerala-Konkan Basin: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 58, no. A, p. 29–98 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.07.031].

  • Kurath, G., Winton, J.R., Dale, O.B., Purcell, M.K., Falk, K., and Busch, R.D., 2014, Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. are broadly susceptible to isolates representing the North American genogroups of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus: Journal of Fish Diseases, published online 7 November 2014 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12323].

  • Lafferty, K.D., and Harvell, C.D., 2014, The role of infectious disease in marine communities, chap. 5 of Bertness, M.D., Bruno, J.F., Silliman, B.R., and Stachowicz, J.J., eds., Marine community ecology and conservation: Sunderland, Mass., Sinauer Associates, p. 85–108 [http://www.sinauer.com/marine-community-ecology-and-conservation-613.html].

  • Lafferty, K.D., Harvell, C.D., Conrad, J.M., Friedman, C.S., Kent, M.L., Kuris, A.M., Powell, E.N., Rondeau, D., and Saksida, S.M., 2015, Infectious diseases affect marine fisheries and aquaculture economics: Annual Review of Marine Science, v. 7, p. 471–496 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015646].

  • Lamont, M.M., Fujisaki, I., and Carthy, R.R., 2015, Erratum to “Estimates of vital rates for a declining loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) subpopulation—Implications for management”: Marine Biology, v. 162, no. 2, p. 491 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-014-2598-0].

  • Lovelock, C.E., Fernanda Adame, M., Bennion, V., Hayes, M., Reef, R., Santini, N., and Cahoon, D.R., 2014, Sea level and turbidity controls on mangrove soil surface elevation change: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 153 p. 1–9 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2014.11.026].

  • Machlis, G.E., and Ludwig, K., 2014, Science during crisis—The application of interdisciplinary and strategic science during major environmental crises, chap. 3 of Manfredo, M.J., Vaske, J.J., Rechkemmer, A., and Duke, E.A., eds., Understanding society and natural resources—Forging new strands of integration across the social sciences: New York, Springer, p. 47–65 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8959-2_3].

  • Miller, M.P., Haig, S.M., Mullins, T.D., Ruan, L., Casler, B., Dondua, A., Gates, R.H., Johnson, J.M., Kendall, S.J., Tomkovich, P.S., Tracy, D., Valchuk, O.P., and Lanctot, R.B., 2015, Intercontinental genetic structure and gene flow in Dunlin (Calidris alpina), a potential vector of avian influenza: Evolutionary Applications, v. 8, no. 2, p. 149–171 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eva.12239].

  • Nico, L., Englund, R.A., and Jelks, H.L., 2015, Evaluating the piscicide rotenone as an option for eradication of invasive Mozambique tilapia in a Hawaiian brackish-water wetland complex: Management of Biological Invasions, v. 6, no. 1, p. 83–104 [http://www.reabic.net/journals/mbi/2015/Issue1.aspx].

  • O’Connor, J.E., Atwater, B.F., Cohn, T.A., Cronin, T.M., Keith, M.K., Smith, C.G., and Mason, R.R., 2014, Assessing inundation hazards to nuclear powerplant sites using geologically extended histories of riverine floods, tsunamis, and storm surges: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5207, 66 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145207].

  • O’Neil, S.T., Warren, J.M., Takekawa, J.Y., De La Cruz, S.E.W., Cutting. K.A., Parker, M.W., and Yee, J.L., 2014, Behavioural cues surpass habitat factors in explaining prebreeding resource selection by a migratory diving duck: Animal Behaviour, v. 90, p. 21–29 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.01.004].

  • Overton, C.T., Takekawa, J.Y., Casazza, M.L., Bui, T.D., Holyoak, M., and Strong, D.R., 2014, Sea-level rise and refuge habitats for tidal marsh species—Can artificial islands save the California Ridgway’s rail?: Ecological Engineering, v. 74, p. 337–344 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.10.016].

  • Owen, M.A., Swaisgood, R.R., Slocomb, C., Amstrup, S.C., Durner, G.M., Simac, K., and Pessier, A.P., 2015, An experimental investigation of chemical communication in the polar bear: Journal of Zoology, v. 295, no. 1, p. 36–43 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12181].

  • Patino, E., 2014, The Caloosahatchee River Estuary—A monitoring partnership between federal, state, and local governments, 2007–13: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3121, 4 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20143121].

  • Peacock, E., Sonsthagen, S.A., Obbard, M.E., Boltunov, A.N., Regehr, E.V., Ovsyanikov, N., Aars, J., Atkinson, S.N., Sage, G.K., Hope, A.G., Zeyl, E., Bachmann, L., Ehrich, D., Scribner, K.T., Amstrup, S.C., Belikov, S., Born, E.W., Derocher, A.E., Stirling, I., Taylor, M.K., Wiig, Ø., Paetkau, D., and Talbot, S.L., 2015, Implications of the circumpolar genetic structure of polar bears for their conservation in a rapidly warming Arctic: PLOS ONE, v. 10, no. 1, e112021, 30 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0112021].

  • Pendleton, E.A., Brothers, L.L., Thieler, E.R., Danforth, W.W., and Parker, C.E., 2015, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hydrographic survey data used in a U.S. Geological Survey regional geologic framework study along the Delmarva Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1262, 18 p. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141262].

  • Prouty, N.G., Fisher, C.R., Demopoulos, A.W., and Druffel, E.R.M., 2014, Growth rates and ages of deep-sea corals impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Deep-Sea Research Part II—Topical Studies in Oceanography, published online 8 November 2014 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.10.021].

  • Ramsey, E.W., III, Meyer, B.M., Rangoonwala, A., Overton, E., Jones, C.E., and Bannister, T., 2014, Oil source-fingerprinting in support of polarimetric radar mapping of Macondo-252 oil in Gulf Coast marshes: Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 89, no. 1–2, p. 85–95 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.10.032].

  • Rice, K.C., and Jastram, J.D., 2015, Rising air and stream-water temperatures in Chesapeake Bay region, USA: Climatic Change, v. 128, no. 1–2, p. 127–138 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-014-1295-9].

  • Robbins, L.L., Knorr, P.O., Daly, K.L., and Barrera, K.E., 2014, USGS Field Activities 12BHM01, 12BHM02, 12BHM03, 12BHM04, and 12BHM05 on the West Florida Shelf, in February, April, May, June, and August 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 883 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds883].

  • Rode, K.D., Pagano, A.M., Bromaghin, J.F., Atwood, T.C., Durner, G.M., Simac, K., and Amstrup, S.C., 2014, Effects of capturing and collaring on polar bears—Findings from long-term research on the southern Beaufort Sea population: Wildlife Research, v. 41, no. 4, p. 311–322 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR13225].

  • Roseman, E.F., Schaeffer, J., Bright, E., and Fielder, D.G., 2014, Angler-caught piscivore diets reflect fish community changes in Lake Huron: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 143, no. 6, p. 1419–1433 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2014.945659].

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Atlantic Margin Expedition Combines Landslide Studies with Mapping

Exploration of Seamounts in the Northeast Caribbean

Mapping Coastal Changes in Monterey Bay to Aid Planning for Future Storms

Spotlight on Sandy
USGS Joins the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resilience Institute

New Researcher Studies Coastal Sediment Changes Using 3D Modeling

Interested in Naming Undersea Features?

USGS Ocean Data Ambassador Announces New Website

Shells from Deep Arctic Ocean Sediment Reveal a New Clam Species

USGS Field Trip for Attendees at U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting

USGS Staff Aid Community Clean-Up—Kickoff Event for BLUE Ocean Film Festival

Workshops on the California Seafloor and Coastal Mapping Program

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