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Date published: August 3, 1998

Troubled Times for Turtles is Theme of USGS August Lecture

The race against extinction for turtles, tortoises and terrapins is the subject for the August 27 free public lecture sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, at 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.

Date published: July 31, 1998

From Exotics to Hayfields— USGS to Present Diverse Research at ESA Annual Meeting

From native birds to exotic plants, USGS scientists will present diverse research at the annual meeting of The Ecological Society of America at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Md., Aug. 2-7.

Date published: July 28, 1998

Exotic Night and Day Life in San Francisco Bay — Public Lecture

The exotic species of plant and animal life that have invaded San Francisco Bay are the topic of this Thursday’s free public lecture, sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.

Date published: July 24, 1998

Bruce B. Hanshaw, Former USGS Assistant Director, Leader in Environmental Research

Dr. Bruce B. Hanshaw, retired Assistant Director for Research at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA, died in an off-road-vehicle accident on Saturday, July 18, 1998 near Telluride, CO. Hanshaw, a resident of McLean, VA, was 68.

Date published: July 21, 1998

USGS Measures Coral Reef Recovery in Culebra, PR

During the week of July 13-17, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) examined the coral reefs around Culebra, Puerto Rico.

Date published: July 13, 1998

More than 16,000 earthquakes recorded in this century... New Map Pinpoints Past Caribbean Earthquakes

More than 16,000 earthquakes recorded in the Caribbean region during this century are colorfully presented on a new wall map created by the U.S.Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with the Middle America Seismograph Consortium (MIDAS).

Date published: July 7, 1998

Antarctica Geographic Names Data Base Now Available

Abbot Ice Shelf, Happy Valley, Terror Glacier, and Zurn Peak are just a few of the names that appear on a new CD-ROM now available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The CD-ROM contains the "Antarctica Geographic Names Data Base (AGNDB)" with over 12,700 names of mountains, glaciers, capes, bays and other geographic features.

Date published: July 2, 1998

Native Fish Found in U.S. Lake Ontario for First Time in 50 Years

A little five and a half inch fish is causing a whale of a delighted stir since U.S. Geological Survey scientists hauled the fish up from depths of nearly 500 feet in April. It marked the first time the deepwater sculpin, a species once abundant in Lake Ontario, had been seen in the U.S. waters of the lake in more than 50 years.

Date published: July 1, 1998

Life at the Bottom

Life at the Bottom of San Francisco Bay is a world of emigrants versus the natives, as exotic species replace and react to native species and alter the biotic balance of the Bay ‘s food chain. The history and effects of the exotic invaders is the subject of the U.S. Geological Survey ‘s free public lecture, Thursday, July 30, 7 p.m., at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo P

Date published: June 30, 1998

USGS to Map the Bottom of Lake Tahoe

The fabled waters of Lake Tahoe may soon become clearer as U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists make plans to map the mysterious floor of the lake, using the ocean exploration technology known as "multi- beam bathymetry." 

Date published: June 25, 1998

USGS Scientists Find New Invasive Fish Species in Florida

The Asian swamp eel, a non-native fish, has been found in canals, ditches, streams and ponds near Tampa and Miami, Fla. 

Date published: June 24, 1998

USGS Mapping Data Now Available Over the Internet

Ever wonder what an aerial view of your neighborhood might look like? Now with a few clicks users of digital map data will be able to locate aerial images over the Internet using the new Microsoft TerraServer web site unveiled today (June 24, 1998) by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Microsoft during Federal Enterprise Day in Washington, D.C.