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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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Image: A Burmese Python and an Alligator Encounter in South Florida

A Burmese Python and an Alligator Encounter in South Florida

A Burmese python (Python molurus) peeks over the head of an alligator that holds the python's body in its mouth in Everglades National Park. Photo courtesy of Lori Oberhofer, National Park Service.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in FL as of 06/18/20

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in FL as of 06/18/20

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Dec. 2010
March 25, 2019

Sound Waves, Dec. 2010

The stories in the Dec. 2010 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2010/12/

California Sea Otter Numbers Drop Again

Search for Evidence of Prehistoric Tsunamis and Great Earthquakes on Chirikof Island,

Image: Faka Union Canal Weir #1, Collier County, Florida

Faka Union Canal Weir #1, Collier County, Florida

The Faka Union Canal Weir #1 (Collier County, Florida) helps create a downstream hydrological haven for manatees. During the cold winter months, the right flow conditions can maintain a salinity gradient known as a halocline that traps warm water near the bottom of the residential canals at Port of the Islands.

Image: Manatee Swimming in Faka Union Canal, Florida

Manatee Swimming in Faka Union Canal, Florida

A manatee swims downstream from a weir in Faka Union Canal known to create a strong salinity gradient downstream.

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Sept. - Oct. 2012
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, Sept. - Oct. 2012

The stories in the Sept. - Oct. 2012 issue of Sound Waves:

https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sites/soundwaves.usgs.gov/2012/10/

USGS Scientists Exploring Mars as Part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory 

“Where Am I?”—High-Resolution Digital

Daylight and fluorescent images of a Montastrea caverno

Daylight and fluorescent images of a Montastrea cavernosa coral colony growing on the seawall at Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park. The brownish color of the coral in daylight is largely attributable to chlorophyll contained within the symbiotic algae harbored by the coral. The fluorescent image was taken at night using blue LED lights to stimulate

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Image: Aerial View of Faka Union Canal, Florida

Aerial View of Faka Union Canal, Florida

This aerial view shows how Faka Union Canal (visible as a straight channel of water) connects the coastal environment, where manatees feed, to freshwater inlets. The Ten Thousand Islands region in the foreground supports sea grass beds where manatees feed. During cold winter months, manatees can swim up Faka Union Canal to a series of residential canals, where the unique

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