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New USGS-led Research Sheds Light on Deep-Sea Food Webs

New USGS-led Research Sheds Light on Deep-Sea Food Webs

Deep-sea organisms, dwelling in complete darkness and dependent on nutrients from the surface, play pivotal roles in the transport, transformation...

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Mapped: 33 new big game migrations across American West

Mapped: 33 new big game migrations across American West

RESTON, Va. — A new set of maps that document the movements of ungulates was published today in the fourth volume of the Ungulate Migrations of the...

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In monarch butterfly decline mystery, scientists rule out habitat loss in migration zone

In monarch butterfly decline mystery, scientists rule out habitat loss in migration zone

DENVER, Colo. — A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey and partners in the U.S. and Mexico lends new insight into the puzzle of monarch butterfly...

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Illegal Oil and Gas Wastewater Dumps Disrupt Foundations of Fragile Desert Ecosystems

Illegal Oil and Gas Wastewater Dumps Disrupt Foundations of Fragile Desert Ecosystems

RESTON, Va. — Illegal dumping of oil and gas wastewater disrupts the microbes in desert ecosystems of southeast New Mexico and West Texas, according...

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Pathology Case of the Month - Raccoon

Pathology Case of the Month - Raccoon

Case History: An adult female 3.39 kg Common Raccoon was found dead at a private residence in Wisconsin, USA. The raccoon was collected for evaluation...

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Friday's Findings - April 12, 2024

Friday's Findings - April 12, 2024

Title: CreelCat, collaborative development of a national inland recreational fisheries database 

Date: April 12, 2024, at 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am...

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Dr. Ernest Valdez (USGS-FORT) and collaborators have spearheaded and co-organized three bat workshops for Tribal nations from the Southwest and Pacific Northwest regions

Dr. Ernest Valdez (USGS-FORT) and collaborators have spearheaded and co-organized three bat workshops for Tribal nations from the Southwest and Pacific Northwest regions

From recent collaborations with the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, Dr. Valdez and his team were presented with a science need for...

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FORT scientists to present research at Wyoming wildlife conference

FORT scientists to present research at Wyoming wildlife conference

The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) is jointly hosting a conference with the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society (WY-TWS) from...

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The USGS One Health Approach to Infectious Diseases of Wildlife and Environmental Change

The USGS One Health Approach to Infectious Diseases of Wildlife and Environmental Change

One Health is a collaborative approach – working at the local, regional, national, and global levels – with the goal of achieving optimal health...

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Land Treatment Exploration Tool Version 2.1 Launch

Land Treatment Exploration Tool Version 2.1 Launch

New features include updated data inputs, new data sources, and a new figure that displays annual vegetation cover for planned treatment polygons.  

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FORT Research Zoologist Erin Muths receives the 2024 Rocky Mountain Stewardship Award for her substantial contributions to amphibian conservation and management in the park

FORT Research Zoologist Erin Muths receives the 2024 Rocky Mountain Stewardship Award for her substantial contributions to amphibian conservation and management in the park

Last week, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) awarded USGS Research Zoologist Dr. Erin Muths the 2024 RMNP Stewardship Award. This award recognizes...

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Friday's Findings - March 22, 2024

Friday's Findings - March 22, 2024

Title: Finding The Core: Tools for Identifying Intact Grasslands and Tracking Restoration Outcomes   

Date: March 22, 2024, at 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am...

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