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person checking a trap for salamanders
April 29, 2021

Technician Checking a Trap for Salamanders

The Region 1, May 2021 "Honorable Mention #2" Winner (by Jill Fleming)

people sampling white suckers next to the Sheboygan River
April 13, 2021

Field sampling at Sheboygan WI, April 2021

The Region 1, May 2021 "People" Winner (by Heather Walsh)

Eel electrosensitivity test apparatus
December 31, 2019

Eel electrosensitivity test apparatus

Apparatus used to test the sensitivity of eels to low-voltage pulsed DC electric fields. Knowledge of sensitivity of eels to electric fields enables development of behavioral barriers that use electricity to guide eels away from turbine intakes.

Frozen wetland Orange, Massachusetts
December 31, 2019

Frozen wetland Orange, Massachusetts

Photo Contest Winner | Jan. 2020 | Honorable Mention
Frozen wetland Orange, Massachusetts

Eel climbing substrate
December 31, 2019

Eel climbing substrate

Left: Prototype ABS plastic eel climbing ramp under development and testing at CAFRL. New substrate design allows for passage of a wider size range of eels with less need for precise flow regulation. Right: juvenile eel climbing wetted ABS plastic substrate.

Release of radio-tagged silver phase American Eel
December 31, 2019

Release of radio-tagged silver phase American Eel

Radio-tagged silver phase American Eels being released for a CAFRL telemetry study of downstream passage of eels at hydroelectric dams on the Shetucket River, Connecticut.

Eel airlift bypass prototype
December 31, 2019

Eel airlift bypass prototype

Prototype design of an airlift developed at CAFL to transport downstream migrant eels through a bypass pipe and away from turbine intakes. The airlift design passes eels as well as a conventional siphon or gravity pipe.

​​​​​​​Adam Sperry sampling water at Pine Creek
October 21, 2019

​​​​​​​Adam Sperry sampling water at Pine Creek

Photo Contest Winner | Dec. 2019 | USGS at Work
Adam Sperry sampling water at Pine Creek in PA

Close-up photo of pollen for analysis
June 13, 2019

Close-up photo of pollen for analysis

Leetown Science Center researcher, Dr. Deborah Iwanowicz is collaborating with Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.  Dr. Clint Otto, who has the lead on a project designed to identify and improve forage for honey bees on USDA Conservation Lands.  Dr. Iwanowicz is performing the genetic analysis of pollen collected from the hives to determine from which plants they’re

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Honey bees being prepared for Lake Sinai Virus (LSV) testing.
June 13, 2019

Honey bees being prepared for Lake Sinai Virus (LSV) testing.

Leetown Science Center researcher, Dr. Deborah Iwanowicz, is preparing honey bees for analysis of the Lake Sinai Virus (LSV).  This type of work is important to society as pollinators are critical for sustaining healthy ecosystems and prosperous human populations.

Pollen being removed from microcentrifuge tube for plant DNA analysis.
June 13, 2019

Pollen being removed from microcentrifuge tube for plant DNA analysis.

Leetown Science Center researcher, Dr. Deborah Iwanowicz is collaborating with Fort Collins Science Center.  Dr. Scott Cornman who has the lead on a project designed to identify diversity of strains of Lake Sinai Virus (LSV) in bees.  Dr. Iwanowicz is developing primers to more efficiently test for LSV and strain differentiation.   This type of work is important to society

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