Geologic Mapping of the Seafloor Offshore of Massachusetts seafloor mapping, geologic mapping, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Scienc Center

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Boston Harbor
Cape Ann - Salisbury Beach
Northern Cape Cod Bay
Buzzards Bay
Vineyard Sound
Red Brook Harbor

Other Massachusetts

Stellwagen Bank
Mass Bay Disposal Site
Western Mass Bay
Massachusetts Bay
Outer Cape Cod
Quicks Hole
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Map of study areas
Shaded relief bathymetry off Massachusetts (colored by depth).
Click here to download image. Click on the image to visit a project area.

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the University of New Brunswick, the University of New Hampshire, and the Canadian Hydrographic Service is conducting geologic mapping of the seafloor to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts. The long-term goal of this mapping effort is to produce high-resolution geologic maps and a Geographic Information System (GIS) that will serve the needs of research, management and the public. This Web site provides a brief description of the mapping projects, links to maps available over the World Wide Web and a list of paper maps and maps available on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM.

Nahant to Gloucester Boston Harbor Duxbury to Hull Northern Cape Cod Bay Buzzards Bay Cape Ann to Salisbury Beach Bass Bay Disposal Site Outer Cape Cod Bay Great Round Shoal Stellwagen Bank Western Mass Bay Quicks Hole Vineyard Sound Woods Hole