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Image: Collection Of Sediment And Water Sampling Prior To The Possible Occurrence Of Oil Contamination From The Deepwater Horizon Oil Well At Egmont Key, Florida

Collection Of Sediment And Water Sampling Prior To The Possible Occurrence Of Oil Contamination From The Deepwater Horizon Oil Well At Egmont Key, Florida

Bruce Bernard (left) and Scott McBride (right) obtain water and sediment samples at Egmont Key which is about 1 mile west of the mouth of Tampa Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. Samples were collected June 14, 2010 prior to the possible occurrence of oil contamination from the Deepwater Horizon's oil well.

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Dec. 2018 - Jan. 2019
March 15, 2019

Sound Waves, Dec. 2018 - Jan. 2019

The stories in the Dec. 2018 - Jan. 2019 issue of Sound Waves:

Measuring Waves and Permafrost to Better Understand Erosion on Alaska's Arctic Coast

News Briefs

Added Funding Aids Recovery from 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

Mapping the Stamp Sands of Lake Superior

Recent Fieldwork

Partnerships with the

Daylight and fluorescent images of a Orbicella faveolata

Daylight and fluorescen images of a Orbicella faveolata coral colony in Dry Tortugas National Park. In this colony, the GFP fluorescence is so intense that it overwhelms the weaker red fluorescence of chlorophyll. 

Image: A Manatee in Florida

A Manatee in Florida

USGS conducts long-term, detailed studies on the life history, population dynamics, and ecological requirements of the West Indian manatee. Federally listed as endangered, the manatee is a large, gentle, plant-eating, and slow-moving marine mammal.