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Date published: August 21, 1998

Highlighting USGS Science at ACS

Toxic Contaminants in Water...........Mercury............Uranium...........and Herbicides

Date published: August 21, 1998

Sturgeon, Trout, and Telemetry - USGS Research Mixes Science and Technology at AFS

From safe dam passage for sturgeon to a long-term study of the Eastern striped bass, USGS scientists will present a wide range of fisheries research at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, at the Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Conn, Aug. 23-27, 1998.

Date published: August 17, 1998

USGS Contributions Enhance Public Health Research

Scientist Showcase Technologies at San Diego Meeting

Date published: August 5, 1998

USGS Map Sales Office to Close — Temporarily

The Earth Science Information Center (ESIC), which is the map sales outlet for the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, will be closed from August 31 through September 18, to facilitate moving the operation into a newly remodeled building on the USGS campus at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park.

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: August 3, 1998

Record Freshwater Flow Year For Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River Continued in July

The average daily freshwater inflow to the Chesapeake Bay in the first seven months of 1998 was about 100.5 billion gallons per day (bgd), according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey. This is 12% higher than 1996, the year of record, when average daily inflow between January and July was about 90 bgd, and about 157% higher than the average inflow rate. Records have been kept since 1951.

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.