Cynthia Cudaback
Oceanographer & Marine Educator
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Most problems facing the ocean are affected to some extent by ocean, coastal and estuarine circulation. I study the waterborne transport of pollutants, nutrients and drifting organisms. My interests are primarily regional, on the scale of an estuary or a short stretch of coastline, and much of my work has direct policy implications.

Pamlico Sound: Larval Transport
"Which way did he go? Which waaaay did he go?"

Point Conception: Inner Shelf Circulation
"Point Conception? God walks on the water below that point,
and the waters above it, He left to the devil"

Phillip Vella, after 68 years fishing on the CA coast.

North Carolina Coast: Wind Driven Circulation
"They have done it! Damned if they ain't flew!"
anonymous witness to the Wright Brothers' first flight, Dec 17, 1903
The Columbia River Bar: Collision of Salt and Fresh Water
"Great joy in camp. We are in view of the ocean, this great Pacific Ocean,
which we have been so long anxious to see."

Captain William Clark, November 7, 1805
Puget Sound: Tidal Currents
"The Land in the Southern Inlets of these straits is most grateful to the Eye"
Peter Puget, 1792