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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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USGS researchers deploying a prototype DTS fiber optic cable
September 5, 2018

USGS researchers deploying a prototype DTS fiber optic cable

Northeast Region Photo Contest Winner | October 2018 | USGS at Work
USGS researchers deploying a prototype DTS fiber optic cable array in the Delaware River

USGS Leetown Science Center building surrounded by snow.
January 6, 2017

USGS Leetown Science Center Administration Building

Morning snowfall at the Leetown Science Center's Administration building.

December 31, 2016

USGS Phosphorus Filter

Take a short look at a low cost phosphorus removal water filter the USGS has been working on for several years. 
 

Blue Ridge Sculpin
June 27, 2009

Blue Ridge Sculpin

Blue Ridge Sculpin from Wikimedia Commons

2019 Leetown Earth Day
April 18, 2019

Final Earth Day Schedule 2019

Final Earth Day Schedule 2019.

Health Assessment on northern snakehead fish

Health Assessment on northern snakehead fish

Dr.s Densmore and Henderson conducting a health assessment on a northern snakehead fish. This fish species is an air breather so health assessments out of water are not impossible to perform. 

Densmore uses ultrasound

Densmore uses ultrasound

Dr. Christine Densmore, DVM uses an ultrasound on fish as part of a health assessment.

Close-up of a honey bee being prepared for testing

Close-up of a honey bee being prepared for testing

Leetown Science Center researcher, Dr. Deborah Iwanowicz, is preparing honey bee 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.

Adult silver phase American Eel

Adult silver phase American Eel

A silver-phase American Eel in a northeastern river begins migrating downstream to the ocean to spawn in the Sargasso Sea. The migration can span hundreds of kilometers in freshwater rivers and thousands of kilometers at sea.