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Date published: December 7, 1997

Shaded-Relief Views of the Floor of San Francisco Bay on Display Tuesday at Moscone

Otis Redding may have waxed eloquently about "Sitting By the Dock of the Bay," but its flying over the floor of San Francisco Bay that has scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey humming a happy tune these days.

Date published: December 7, 1997

Hayward Fault Is Still the Most Dangerous

The Hayward Fault is still the most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay area, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists who will present the results from their latest research on that fault at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco this week.

Date published: December 3, 1997

Free USGS Public Lecture in December

Free public lecture: U.S. Geological Survey Geologist Henry Moore presents the latest "dirt" on Mars; viewing Mars from Sojourner at 7 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, Calif.

Date published: December 1, 1997

Snapshot From Space... New Satellite Map of Chesapeake Bay to Aid Management Efforts

A poster produced from satellite images of the Chesapeake Bay watershed will aid a multi-state effort to restore and manage the Bay’s resources, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Date published: November 26, 1997

All Aboard! - Holiday Trains Make Tracks for Science

Model trains will be on track and circling the auditorium of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston during the holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 18, 19, 22, 23, and 24. Friends and neighbors are invited to:

Date published: November 25, 1997

USGS Map Sales Open Friday — Bring the Kids

All offices of the U.S. Geological Survey will be closed Thursday, of course, to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, but will be open as usual on Friday, November 28.

Date published: November 25, 1997

Sulawesi, Indonesia Earthquake

A strong earthquake, preliminary magnitude 6.8 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred on Minahassa peninsula on the island of Sulawesi, of Indonesia at 7:15 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (8:15 p.m. local time) Tues., Nov. 25. The epicenter was about 170 miles (270 km) west of the city of Manado.

Date published: November 21, 1997

Try The USGS And USFS For Alternative Holiday Shopping (and free wrapping paper!)

Want to give someone special an unusual gift this holiday season? Then you should visit the Earth Science and National Forest Information Center (ESNFIC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in Spokane.

Date published: November 13, 1997

USGS Expands Hormone Research

The U.S. Geological Survey is expanding its capabilities in hormone research, studying the role contaminants may play in the reproductive development of amphibian, fish and mussel species.

Date published: November 7, 1997

Snake Barrier On Rota is Important Step Toward Preventing Future Spread of Brown Tree Snake

A new way to prevent brown tree snakes from invading was unveiled yesterday by scientists working for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey and Ohio State University.

Date published: November 4, 1997

From Floods and Landslides to Ecosystems...USGS Scientists Gear Up for El Nino

From the West Coast to South Florida, the U.S. Geological Survey is gearing up as part of the scientific front line in studying and reducing the impact of El Nino.

Date published: November 4, 1997

William V. (Bill) Sliter, USGS Geologist (Obituary)

Bill Sliter, a research geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, died of a heart attack at his USGS office in Menlo Park, Friday afternoon, Oct. 31, 1997. Sliter, 62, was a resident of Palo Alto, and is survived by his wife, Trish Sliter, also an employee of the USGS.