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December 10, 2012
Leslie  Gordon 650-329-4000

Media Advisory: Colorful South Pacific Species New Discoveries and Looming Threats

Free USGS Public Lecture December 13

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MENLO PARK, Calif. — Exciting discoveries are spurring research to uncover hidden secrets deep within South Pacific tropical forests. USGS Research Biologist Robert Fisher will be making an engaging presentation detailing new discoveries and emerging threats to wildlife and ecosystems. Join us on December 13th, to hear Fisher's stories from the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea and hear him detail his discovery of a new species dubbed the "bumblebee" gecko, and what he and other herpetologists are finding while studying Pacific lizard biodiversity. 


Robert Fisher, Research Biologist with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center


Colorful South Pacific Species – New discoveries and looming threats


Thursday, December 13, 2012
7 p.m.—Public lecture for general public and press (also live-streamed over the Internet)


U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Public Lecture Series Calendar
Menlo Park Science Center Campus Map

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