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Wetland Word: Hydric Soil

Soil is more than just a substrate we walk on

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Regional Habitat Differences Identified for Threatened Piping Plovers on Atlantic Coast

Piping plovers, charismatic shorebirds that nest and feed on many Atlantic Coast beaches, rely on different kinds of coastal habitats in different...

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USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database Releases 500+ Alert Risk Maps

The USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database, housed at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, has released 506 Alert Risk Maps (ARMs)...

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Assessing Salt Marsh Vulnerability Nationwide

Salt marshes are among the most productive and valuable ecosystems in the world. The vegetation in these coastal systems acts as a buffer between land...

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Parts of US’s Southernmost States will “Tropicalize” as Climate Changes

Cold-sensitive plants, animals moving north due to fewer, weaker winter freezes

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Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Pet Stores in 21 States

A citizen’s report of an invasive zebra mussel found in an aquarium moss package found in a pet store prompted a U.S. Geological Survey expert on...

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Invasive Species Science at WARC

This year, we recognize National Invasive Species Awareness Week on February 22 - 26 and May 15 - 22. Learn about USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research...

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A Virtual Celebration of Science

What better way to celebrate the wonders of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) than hosting a virtual Science Festival?

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Why the Ocean?

USGS scientists share brief thoughts about why they have focused their careers on studying our oceans and coasts. Here’s why they study the ocean:

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Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment Project public presentation

Scientists from the St. Petersburg Coastal Marine Science Center and the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center copresent the Alabama Barrier Island...

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New USGS Map Identifies Non-Native Aquatic Species Potentially Spread by Hurricane Isaias Floodwaters

The USGS has released the initial Flood and Storm Tracker (FaST) map for Hurricane Isaias, the Category 1 storm that swept up the mid-Atlantic coast...

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