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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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View of river from webcam

Pithlachascotee River near Fivay Junction (02310280)

Live Watercam video at Pithlachascotee River near Fivay Junction (02310280)

Note: This is not a live image. Please click the webcam button to view the live webcam.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in FL as of 06/04/20

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in FL as of 06/04/20

Image: Yellow Anaconda Captured at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida

Yellow Anaconda Captured at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida

Yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) specimen captured at Big Cypress National Preserve. Photo courtesy of Skip Snow, National Park Service.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in FL as of 06/11/20

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in FL as of 06/11/20

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: 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.

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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