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Burmese Python Habitat Use Patterns May Help Control Efforts



Released: 4/28/2015 9:00:00 AM
The largest and longest Burmese Python tracking study of its kind -- here or in its native range -- is providing researchers and resource managers new information that may help target control efforts of this invasive snake, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS Issues Revised Framework for Hydrogeology of Floridan Aquifer



Released: 4/21/2015 9:58:48 AM
USGS scientists have updated the hydrogeologic framework for the Floridan aquifer system that underlies Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.

Many Dry Tortugas Loggerheads Actually Bahamas Residents



Released: 4/16/2015 10:05:00 AM
Many loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Dry Tortugas National Park head to rich feeding sites in the Bahamas after nesting, a discovery that may help those working to protect this threatened species.

Genetics Provides New Clues about Lionfish Invasion



Released: 4/16/2015 10:00:00 AM
New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning



Released: 4/10/2015 2:15:00 PM
Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research.

Científicos ponen a prueba los teléfonos móviles inteligentes para la advertencia de terremotos



Released: 4/10/2015 2:00:00 PM
Los teléfonos móviles y otros dispositivos electrónicos personales podrían ayudar en las regiones donde se encuentran en uso generalizado, y pueden funcionar como sistemas de alerta para terremotos mayor según la nueva investigación científica recien publicada.

Southeast Ecological Science Center to Merge



Released: 3/25/2015 12:00:00 PM
The U.S. Geological Survey’s Southeast Ecological Science Center in Gainesville and the National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana will merge under the same leadership effective October 1, 2015.

New Study Sheds Light on Mammal Declines in Everglades National Park



Released: 3/20/2015 4:10:08 PM
Nearly 80 percent of radio-tracked marsh rabbits that died in Everglades National Park in a recent study were eaten by Burmese pythons, according to a new publication by University of Florida and U.S. Geological Survey researchers.

Lake Okeechobee Seepage Barrier May Have Changed Salinity in Portions of Aquifer



Released: 2/24/2015 10:00:00 AM
LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Fla.– The first section of a seepage barrier designed to prevent catastrophic failure of the 143-mile Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, Florida may have unintentionally caused changes in the salinity of portions of the shallow aquifer near the lake, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

 

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