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Slide 1 - Nomioides Bee

Pollinators Get a National Strategy to Restore Their Health

Slide 2 - USGS and Virginia Tech scientists captured female northern bats and fitted them with tiny radiotransmitters and numbered armbands. The bats were then released and tracked to determine what roosts they were using.

Bats Keep Social Networks

Slide 3 - Sandhill Cranes fly in close proximity to wind turbines near Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Birds, Bats, and Bugs

Slide 4 - Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, has traveled more than 3 million miles in her lifetime.

Bird Lab Migrates Toward the Future

Slide 5 - Trees in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

The Hills are Alive with Ecosystems Research

Slide 6 - Electron micrograph of the cutthroat trout virus (CTV)

Fish Virus May Help Save Human Lives

Slide 7 - Anthophora bomboides

The Buzz on Native Bees

Slide 8 - Freshwater mussels

The Secret Lives of Mussels - America's Most Endangered Species

Slide 9 - Water-quality data station in the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead near Sentinel Island

Lake Meade Video Documents Healthy Ecosystem

Slide 10 - Jason2 sampling a sea urchin in a deep sea mussel community found near a gas seep on the U.S. outer continental shelf

Life in the Abyss

Slide 11 - The endangered West Indian manatee is a large, plant-eating, slow moving mammal

How do you take a manatee's temperature? Very carefully

Slide 12 - USGS personnel surveying the bathymetry offshore of Crissy Field

Travels with Sediment

Slide 13 - A family of Florida panthers walking in the night

Capturing and Recapturing the Moment: Preserving the Florida Panther

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