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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.


Image of the front page of Sound Waves, Aug. 2011
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, Aug. 2011

The stories in the Aug. 2011 issue of Sound Waves:


USGS Arctic Ocean Research: A Polar Ocean Acidification Study

Three-Week Expedition Images Sediments Beneath the Gulf of Alaska

Looking at river from webcam

Hillsborough River above Crystal Springs near Zephyrhills (02301990)

Note:  Click Webcam button to view live webcam. This is not a live image.

Live Watercam video at Hillsborough River above Crystal Springs near Zephyrhills (02301990)

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, July 2011
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, July 2011

The stories in the July 2011 issue of Sound Waves:


Alaska Sea Otter Expedition Investigates Coastal Health

Field Journal: Pacific Nearshore Project Alaska Expedition, Day 7 

snapshot of Sand Key, Florida

Time-averaged image for Sand Key, Florida

Most recent time-averaged image from Sand Key, Florida. The images are used to examine a range of coastal processes including shoreline position, the presence of an offshore sandbar, and the extent of wave runup on the beach. Camera hosted by Dan's Island Condo.

view of bridge from webcam

Cypress Creek at County Line Rd. at Wesley Chapel (02303424)

Live Watercam video at Cypress Creek at County Line Rd. at Wesley Chapel (02303424)

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Image: Florida Panther

Florida Panther

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

Image of the front page of Sound Waves, June 2011
March 22, 2019

Sound Waves, June 2011

The stories in the June 2011 issue of Sound Waves:


International Team Studies Tsunami Deposits in Japan to Improve Understanding and Mitigation of Tsunami Hazards 

USGS Scuba

Hurricane Michael Batters Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael blew into the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018.

Landsat 7 images captured before and after highlight the destructive path of the Category 4 storm.

Mexico Beach was all but demolished, with homes left in heaps by wind and storm surge. The green leaves that pop near the town in the Landsat image from September 14 were stripped from trees


TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in FL as of 05/21/20

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in FL as of 05/21/20

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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).

November 13, 1997

The U.S. Geological Survey is expanding its capabilities in hormone research, studying the role contaminants may play in the reproductive development of amphibian, fish and mussel species.

September 2, 1997

Scientists explored a unique reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

August 20, 1997

Managers and planners representing Federal, state, and local government agencies and private organizations will gather in Fort Lauderdale on Monday for a 3-day conference (August 25 - 27) to discuss the latest results of more than 50 scientific investigations by the U.S. Geological Survey in South Florida.

September 5, 1996

From coastal erosion to measuring the storm surge and flooding as well as providing maps of affected areas, the U.S. Geological Survey is gearing up to provide information on Hurricane Fran as the storm develops, including real-time data, from its offices in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

September 15, 1995

As the U.S. Geological Survey continues to monitor declining streamflows throughout the Northeastern U.S., the Delaware River Basin Commission has issued a drought warning today (Fri., Sept. 15), in the Delaware River basin, limiting reservoir withdrawals and calling for the use of voluntary water conservation measures.

August 22, 1995

A new satellite image map of south Florida that will aid resource managers planning a $2-3 billion restoration effort in the Everglades and Florida Bay will be presented to the Governor’s office Wednesday (August 23, 1995).