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Black bellied salamander

This black-bellied salamander (Desmognathus quadramaculatus) was found in the Citico Creek Wilderness, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee.

Queen angelfish - Hurricane Hole, Virgin Islands
September 18, 2009

A queen angelfish peers through the safety of the mangrove roots across the rich colors and textures of corals, sponges, urchins, and algae. Queen angelfish feed almost exclusively on sponges, which are abundant in these mangroves.

Brown Marsh in Southeast Louisiana
2012 (approx.)

Brown Marsh observed in southeastern Terrebonne Basin, La

Coastal wetlands near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, in the northern Gulf of Mexico
2013 (approx.)

To understand how changes in rainfall and temperature might affect coastal wetlands in the northern Gulf of Mexico, USGS researchers conducted field studies at 10 estuaries in five states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida). The fieldwork took place in a variety of coastal wetland types, including mangroves, marshes, and salt flats.

Image: USGS Science Aids Manatees
2015 (approx.)

For nearly four decades, the U.S. Geological Survey's Sirenia Project has been committed to understanding the biology and ecology of the West Indian manatee to aid managers in actions that could best help the population. To do this, USGS manatee researchers rely on a variety of tools and techniques.

A lionfish floating in blue water
February 2, 2016

A lionfish floating in blue water. Photo: Richard Whitcombe. (Permission provided by photographer)

Deep-Sea Coral: Lophelia pertusa
April 26, 2016

Live Lophelia pertusa is white because the calcium carbonate skeleton shows through the nonpigmented coral tissue. Dead coral is soon covered in a brown biofilm. The red-orange squat lobster (Eumunida picta) in the center of the photo is prepared to catch its dinner.

WRP Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
April 26, 2016

Wetlands Reserve Program site in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Ten years ago, this landowner worked with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service through the Wetlands Reserve Program to design and construct this slough as part of a plan to restore this field’s natural wetland hydrology.

WRP St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
April 26, 2016

Wetlands Reserve Program site in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.  Changes in a local river resulted in the landowner’s fields flooding on a regular basis. The landowner worked through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to restore his fields to their natural wetland state.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
April 26, 2016

A great blue heron standing in the marsh at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near the Kennedy Space Center.

Red Mangrove Trees
April 26, 2016

Red mangrove trees fringe the shoreline of a bay in Hurricane Hole, U.S. Virgin Islands. 

WRP Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
April 26, 2016

Wetlands Reserve Program site in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.  Green tree frogs rest on a Wetlands Reserve Program easement boundary sign in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.

Newly discovered cavefish species, the Oaxaca Cave Sleeper
June 2016 (approx.)

This Oaxaca Cave Sleeper is one of thirteen specimens collected from a cave beneath a reservoir on Mexico's Tonto River. It lacks eyes, is unpigmented, and has sensory adaptations characteristic of fish that live in total darkness. Thuis is the holotype, the example used to describe and name this newly identified species. Credit: Howard L. Jelks and Stephen J. Walsh, USGS

Laboratory specimen of newly-discovered Oaxaca Cave Sleeper
June 2016 (approx.)

A laboratory preparation of a Oaxaca Cave Sleeper specimen shows the absence of eyes in this newly identified cavefish species. Credit: Stephen J. Walsh, USGS