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World class scientists working in Southeast Region Science Centers help our partners understand and manage complex issues including competition for limited water resources, coastal hazards, mineral and energy resource extraction, degraded ecosystems, vector-borne diseases, rapidly changing land use, and response to climate change.

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Florida Panther

Florida panther rests in it's Southwest Florida habitat.


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March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, Jan. - Feb. 2012

The stories in the Jan. - Feb. 2012 issue of Sound Waves:


Arctic Expedition Reaches 88.5 Degrees North Latitude—Fourth Joint U.S.-Canada Survey for Purpose of Delineating Extended

April 8, 2020

Aggregates Data by State, Type, and End Use; 1971–2016

This data set contains supplemental aggregates data for the USGS Minerals Yearbook Volume II—Area Reports: Domestic. It contains data for the years 1971 through 2016 and replaces the discrete construction aggregate tables that were included in the individual State chapters prior to 2014. It contains

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Nov. - Dec. 2011
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, Nov. - Dec. 2011

The stories in the Nov. - Dec. 2011 issue of Sound Waves:


Elwha Dam Removal Begins—Long-Planned Project Will Restore Ecosystem, Salmon Runs 

Mechanical Arm + Internet = Realtime

webcam photo looking at a bridge and river

Live Watercam at Anclote River near Elfers (02310000)

Live Watercam at Anclote River near Elfers.

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Florida Panther

Florida panther; Puma concolor coryi, remains one of the most endangered mammals in the world.

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March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, Sept. - Oct. 2011

The stories in the Sept. - Oct. 2011 issue of Sound Waves:


High-Resolution Multibeam Mapping of Mid-Atlantic Canyons to Assess Tsunami Hazards 

USGS Scientists Develop System for

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Invasive Burmese Python on Her Nest in South Florida

A female Burmese python (Python molurus) on her nest with eggs. Photo by Jemeema Carrigan, University of Florida. Courtesy of Skip Snow, National Park Service. Used with permission.

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March 3, 2000

A new population of non-native Asian swamp eels, a highly adaptable predatory fish, has been found near the eastern border of Everglades National Park in the area of Homestead, Fla.

September 17, 1999

USGS scientists from the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, the National Wetlands Research Center and the Florida and Caribbean Science Center are gearing up to assess Hurricane Floyd damage to wildlife and habitat from Florida to Maine.

September 17, 1999

Wildfires have long played a key role in structuring ecosystems and plant communities in the southeastern United States. From the coastal prairie of Texas and Louisiana to the marshes and pinelands of Florida, many native species have adapted to a natural regime of frequent wildfire caused by lightning strikes.

August 27, 1999

USGS scientists, managers and experts from a diverse spectrum of scientific disciplines are on high alert Friday as Hurricane Dennis seems poised to make landfall along the southeastern coast of the United States sometime this weekend.

March 2, 1999

From the large, open-air pens where they have spent the past two weeks, eight young whooping cranes survey their surroundings. The rural, central Florida landscape of open prairie, brush, and marshlands stretches away as far as the birds can see, though only a few tens of miles separate the Kissimmee release site from the metropolitan sprawl of Orlando.

October 24, 1998

A century of alterations by humans to the Everglades ecosystem has lowered water levels and changed Everglades plant communities more than what would be expected from natural climatic changes alone over the last 2,000 years, according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey. 

October 2, 1998

Heavy rainfall and flooding prompted an emergency response from USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) engineers and field technicians to keep stream gages operational during and after Hurricane Georges. Personnel from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are working to secure gages threatened by rising rivers and streams or damaged by the storm. Some gaging stations monitored by the USGS are used

September 28, 1998

...Initial concerns about severe flooding give way to thoughts of coasts and ecosystems.

September 24, 1998

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is once again faced with the ominous task of preparing to monitor the effects of a potentially damaging hurricane, Georges, to the southeast coast of the United States

June 25, 1998

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

June 18, 1998

Due to heavy rains pelting eastern Massachusetts in recent days, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field crews have been leaning precariously over the sides of bridges throughout the region to obtain accurate measurements of the amount (discharge) and height (stage) of water in swollen streams.

April 21, 1998

Water quality is generally good in the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain but has been adversely affected by agricultural and urban land uses in some areas, according to the results of a five-year investigation by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).