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July 22, 2021

PubTalk - 7/2021: Invasives - Lizards, Treesnakes, and Burmese, Oh My!

Title: Invasive Species - Lizards, Treesnakes, and Burmese Pythons, Oh My!

By Amy A. Yackel Adams and Andrea F. Currylow

  • Relocation of species from their home ecoregions can wreak havoc in novel habitats
  • Invasive reptiles around the world have negatively impacted many ecosystems and biodiversity
  • We look at examples of Brown Treesnakes,
Attribution: Ecosystems
Bird with Swollen Eyes and Discharge
June 30, 2021

Bird with Swollen Eyes and Discharge

This bird was found in the Washington, D.C. metro region with swollen eyes and crusty discharge, a sign observed on most birds affected by a May/June 2021 mortality event in the area.

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist coloring page
June 9, 2021

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist coloring page

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist coloring page

June 7, 2021

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the eighth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really

Attribution: Ecosystems
Scientist collecting soil and worms
May 20, 2021

USGS scientists collecting soil and worms at a site on Cape Cod, Mass.

USGS scientists Gregory D'Agostino and Katherine Wares collecting soil and worms at a site on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, that was contaminated by PFAS from fire-fighting foam.  

Scientist placing invertebrate into sampling container
May 19, 2021

Invertebrates being collected at a site on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Invertebrate being collected at a site on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, that was contaminated by PFAS from fire-fighting foam used at the site. 

USGS Missouri River Dye Tracing Event
May 5, 2021

USGS Dye Tracing Event

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a dye-trace assessment on May 5, 2021 along the Missouri River near Huntsdale, Missouri. The assessment helped scientists understand how larvae from the critically endangered pallid sturgeon drift downstream after hatching and how they find supportive habitat in the complex Missouri River. 

Moniteau Bluff USGS
May 5, 2021

USGS Dye Tracing Event

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a dye-trace assessment on May 5, 2021 along the Missouri River near Huntsdale, Missouri. The assessment helped scientists understand how larvae from the critically endangered pallid sturgeon drift downstream after hatching and how they find supportive habitat in the complex Missouri River. 

USGS Scientists Measure Dye on Missouri River
May 5, 2021

USGS Dye Tracing Event

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a dye-trace assessment on May 5, 2021 along the Missouri River near Huntsdale, Missouri. The assessment helped scientists understand how larvae from the critically endangered pallid sturgeon drift downstream after hatching and how they find supportive habitat in the complex Missouri River. 

Dye Release Missouri River
May 5, 2021

USGS Dye Tracing Event

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a dye-trace assessment on May 5, 2021 along the Missouri River near Huntsdale, Missouri. The assessment helped scientists understand how larvae from the critically endangered pallid sturgeon drift downstream after hatching and how they find supportive habitat in the complex Missouri River. 

May 5, 2021

USGS Missouri River Dye Tracing Assessment

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a dye-trace assessment on May 5, 2021 along the Missouri River near Huntsdale, Missouri. The assessment helped scientists understand how larvae from the critically endangered pallid sturgeon drift downstream after hatching and how they find supportive habitat in the complex Missouri River.
 

USGS Dye Delivery
May 5, 2021

USGS Dye Tracing Event

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a dye-trace assessment on May 5, 2021 along the Missouri River near Huntsdale, Missouri. The assessment helped scientists understand how larvae from the critically endangered pallid sturgeon drift downstream after hatching and how they find supportive habitat in the complex Missouri River.