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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center


USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center scientists collect many types of samples while in the field, and bring them back to our laboratories for analysis.

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Collage of photos from labs.

Core and Sediment Storage, Processing, and Analytical Labs

Follow along on a photo tour of our core and sediment processing/analysis labs. Angela Tan, a USGS physical scientist, demonstrates the processes that a new core or sample of ocean sediment might go through, depending on research needs.


Screenshot from time-lapse video of sediment analysis in action.

Busy Day in the Sed Lab

Watch a time-lapse video of Angela Tan working in the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center sediment analysis laboratory in Santa Cruz, California.

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