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Past Water Patterns Drive Present Wading Bird Numbers



Released: 6/24/2015 2:59:05 PM
Wading bird numbers in the Florida Everglades are driven by water patterns that play out over multiple years according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Florida Atlantic University.

Scientists Expect Slightly Below Average Chesapeake Bay 'Dead Zone' this Summer



Released: 6/23/2015 11:00:00 AM
Scientists are expecting that this year’s Chesapeake Bay hypoxic low-oxygen zone, also called the “dead zone,” will be approximately 1.37 cubic miles – about the volume of 2.3 million Olympic-size swimming pools.

NOAA, Partners Predict an Average 'Dead Zone' for Gulf of Mexico



Released: 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM
Scientists are expecting that this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, also called the “dead zone,” will be approximately 5,483 square miles or about the size of Connecticut — the same as it has averaged over the last several years.

Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed



Released: 6/15/2015 9:30:00 AM
A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 ft. The last survey was completed in 1953.

Tectonic Model Shows North America May Once Have Been Linked to Australia or Antarctica



Released: 6/8/2015 10:00:00 AM
North America may have once been attached to Australia, according to research just published in Lithosphere and spearheaded by U.S. Geological Survey geologist James Jones and his colleagues at Bucknell University and Colorado School of Mines.

 

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