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A new strategy to help unleash USGS eDNA capabilities

A new strategy to help unleash USGS eDNA capabilities

Imagine you could use just a few drops of water to know what sorts of animals and plants were present in an area. What an incredible tool this would...

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Notes from the Field: American Woodcock Migration

Notes from the Field: American Woodcock Migration

This article focuses on an American Woodcock migratory ecology study in the eastern United States. “Notes from the Field” are contributed articles...

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Surviving Migration Through an Urban Landscape! One Songbird’s Journey

Surviving Migration Through an Urban Landscape! One Songbird’s Journey

Spring migration has officially begun and now is the time to make sure your windows are safer for birds! 

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Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Bird Banding

Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Bird Banding

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the USGS EESC Bird Banding Lab is highlighting 10 prominent female banders in the North American Bird Banding...

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Fostering Diversity in Science

Fostering Diversity in Science

Fish biologist Clay Raines at EESC's Leetown Laboratory is helping to foster diversity in science through student internships.

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BBL Banding Station Receives a Major Upgrade

BBL Banding Station Receives a Major Upgrade

Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of Patuxent, the BBL Banding Station received some much needed upgrades.

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Latest science findings from Ocean Ecology Research to be presented at Conferences in February 2024

Latest science findings from Ocean Ecology Research to be presented at Conferences in February 2024

USGS scientists will present findings from their ocean and coastal research at three scientific conferences this February.  USGS research in ocean...

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Fall Migration Station 2023 Wrap-up

Fall Migration Station 2023 Wrap-up

Highlights from the USGS Bird Banding Lab (BBL) 2023 fall migration station.

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Waste not, want not: How USGS capabilities enhance COVID-19 wastewater surveillance

Waste not, want not: How USGS capabilities enhance COVID-19 wastewater surveillance

You can tell a lot about someone’s health from their body’s waste. If you are fighting an infectious illness, you flush away more than yesterday’s...

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Why we have better maps of Mars than of the seafloor—and what USGS is doing to change that

Why we have better maps of Mars than of the seafloor—and what USGS is doing to change that

The ocean covers 71% of Earth’s surface. We know only a small fraction of what the land beneath the waves looks like.

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On a golden wing and a prayer: your actions can give birds a better chance of surviving migration

On a golden wing and a prayer: your actions can give birds a better chance of surviving migration

Although we may feel worlds apart, we are connected by migratory birds. In turn, migratory birds are connected to us and directly affected by our...

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Amphibians have one more thing to worry about—mercury—large USGS study shows

Amphibians have one more thing to worry about—mercury—large USGS study shows

RESTON, Va. — The first widescale assessment of methylmercury in adult amphibians in the U.S. to date shows that, in amphibians, this toxic compound...

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