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Date published: April 3, 2020

Mercury Bioaccumulation in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Despite the prevalence of mercury contamination in the Chesapeake Bay, large-scale patterns of mercury concentrations, and potential risks to fish, wildlife, and humans across the watershed, are poorly understood.

Date published: May 23, 2019

Public Lecture Series - Wildlife, Water, and One-health: Considerations for Wildlife in Water Related Disasters

May 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. EDT at USGS Leetown Science Center, Fish Health Conference Room, 407 Reservoir Road, Kearneysville, West Virginia

Date published: May 2, 2019

Connecting Point Fish Migration Story

Brian Sullivan from WGBY, a public television station in Springfield, MA, came to Conte the week of April 22nd and spent two days interviewing and filming for a short piece on migratory fish in the Connecticut River. 

Date published: March 25, 2019

USGS Leetown Science Center to Host Earth Day Open House

USGS Leetown Science Center (LSC) to host Earth Day Open House on Sunday, April 28 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Date published: May 25, 2018

USGS Fish Passage Research Helps Fish Get to Spawning Grounds

The Blackstone River in Rhode Island is where one of the Nation’s first fish passages was built back in 1714 to help fish navigate past manmade obstructions so they could complete their instinctual migration cycles.

Date published: April 23, 2018

LSC Earth Day Open House ..HUGE success!

Approximately over 600 individuals attended LSC (WV) Earth Day Open House on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Date published: March 11, 2018

LSC has a New Facebook Page!

The Leetown has a new Facebook Page!

Date published: October 26, 2017

USGS Leetown Science Center Scientist wins 3rd Place!

USGS Leetown Science Center places 3rd in the second round of the International Barley Water Competition! This qualifies LSC as one of only 10 finalists for the last round of contenders.  The last round involves a test of phosphorus removal and the top four teams receive $200,000 each.   ...

Date published: July 19, 2017

New USGS Filter Removes Phosphorus from Waste Water

A tabletop water filter demo designed to remove phosphorus from waste water has in five-years grown into a fully functional water treatment system capable of filtering more than 100-thousand gallons per day.

Date published: November 18, 2016

USGS Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory "Wild Hometown Science"

The local home page, "Wellsboro Home Page", did a nice write-up on NARL in Wellsboro, PA on November 18, 2016,  The famous "fish hatchery" is more than meets the eye!

http://www.wellsborohomepage.com/wild-hometown-science/

Date published: November 16, 2016

USGS Study Reveals Interactive Effects of Climate Change, Invasive Species on Native Fish

A new USGS study shows non-native Brown Trout can place a burden on native Brook Trout under the increased water temperatures climate change can cause.