USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center West Coast Sample Collections
- Status of collection
- Personal collection
- Accession status
- The USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC) are primarily a marine and coastal research group, although we study lacustrine and fluvial environments as well. The collection includes a range of materials primarily from the western coast of the conterminous United States but with additional samples from Alaska, and the south Pacific. PCMSC maintains a collection of whole and split ocean sediment cores, core subsamples, and associated data acquired during analyses of these materials. Our collections include not only core samples (sediment and drill core), but also rocks and minerals dreged from the ocean floor, slides of microfossils, analog and digital records associted with our field work such as seafloor mapping, seismic surveys. For the variety of data types please go to: https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov.