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Year Published: 2019

Deep search: Deep sea exploration to advance research on coral/canyon/cold seep habitats

Led by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and OER is an interagency partnership to explore and characterize sensitive deepwater habitats of the U.S. mid- and south Atlantic deep-sea habitats. Sponsored by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, the study has brought together scientists...

Cordes, Erik E.; Demopoulos, Amanda W.J.; Rasser, Michael; Adams, Caitlin

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Adapting a regional water-quality model for local application: A case study for Tennessee, USA

We evaluated whether SPAtially Referenced Regression On Watershed attributes (SPARROW) models calibrated for two adjacent USA regions could be applied at the local scale to support management decisions for streams in Tennessee. Nutrient-source apportionment of load is important for this local-scale application and demands careful...

Hoos, Anne B.; Wang, Sherry H.; Schwarz, Gregory E.

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Modeling δ18O as an early indicator of regime shift arising from salinity stress in coastal vegetation

In many important coastal habitats, a combination of increasing soil salinization due to sea level rise, reduced precipitation and storm surges may induce regime shift from salinity-intolerant glycophytic vegetation to salinity-tolerant halophytic species. Early detection of regime shift due to salinity stress in vegetation may facilitate...

Teh, Su Yean; Koh, Hock Lye; DeAngelis, Donald L.; Voss, Clifford I.; da Silveira Lobo Sternberg, Leonel

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Hydrodynamic controls on sediment retention in an emerging diversion-fed delta

The morphodynamics of river-dominated deltas are largely controlled by the supply and retention of sediment within deltaic wetlands and the rate of relative sea-level rise. Yet, sediment budgets for deltas are often poorly constrained. In the Mississippi River Delta, a system rapidly losing land due to natural...

Keogh, Molly E.; Kolker, Alexander S.; Snedden, Gregg A.; Renfro, Alisha A.

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in plasma of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are ubiquitous, synthetic anthropogenic chemicals known to infiltrate and persist in biological systems as a result of their stability and bioaccumulation potential. This study investigated 15 PFAS, including short-chain carboxylic and sulfonic acids, and their presence in a threatened herbivore...

Palmer, Kady; Bangma, Jacqueline T.; Reiner, Jessica L.; Bonde, Robert K.; Korte, Jeffrey E.; Boggs, Ashley S. P.; Bowden, John A.

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Potential for increased inundation in flood-prone regions of southeast Florida in response to climate and sea-level changes in Broward County, Florida, 2060–69

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Broward County Environmental Planning and Resilience Division, has developed county-scale and local-scale groundwater/surface-water models to study the potential for increased inundation and flooding in eastern Broward County that are due to changes in future climate and sea-level rise. These models...

Decker, Jeremy D.; Hughes, Joseph D.; Swain, Eric D.
Decker, J.D., Hughes, J.D., and Swain, E.D., 2019, Potential for increased inundation in flood-prone regions of southeast Florida in response to climate and sea-level changes in Broward County, Florida, 2060–69: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5125, 106 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185125.

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Assemblage structure, vertical distributions and stable‐isotope compositions of anguilliform leptocephali in the Gulf of Mexico

In August 2007, October 2008 and September–October 2010, 241 Tucker trawl and plankton net tows were conducted at the surface to depths of 1377 m at six locations in the northern and eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to document leptocephalus diversity and determine how assemblage structure, larval size, abundance and isotopic signatures differ across...

Quattrini, Andrea M.; McClain Counts, Jennifer; Artabane, Stephen J.; Roa-Varon, Adela; McIver, Tara C.; Michael Rhode; Ross, Steve W.

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Research priorities for freshwater mussel conservation assessment

Freshwater mussels are declining globally, and effective conservation requires prioritizing research and actions to identify and mitigate threats impacting mussel species. Conservation priorities vary widely, ranging from preventing imminent extinction to maintaining abundant populations. Here, we develop a portfolio of priority research topics...

Ferreira-Rodríguez, Noé ; Akiyama, Yoshihiro B.; Aksenova, Olga V.; M. Christopher Barnhart; Bespalaya, Yulia V.; Bogan, Arthur E.; Bolotov, Ivan N; Budha, Prem B.; Clavijo, Cristhian; Clearwater, Susan J.; Darrigran, Gustavo; Tu Do, Van ; Douda, Karel ; Froufe, Elsa ; Gumpinger, Clemens ; Henrikson, Lennart ; Humphrey, Chris L. ; Johnson, Nathan A.; Klishko, Olga; Klunzinger, Michael W. ; Kovitvadhi, Satit ; Kovitvadhi, Uthaiwan ; Lajtner, Jasna ; Lopes-Lima, Manuel ; Moorkens, Evelyn A. ; Nagayama, Shigeya ; Nagel, Karl-Otto ; Nakano, Mitsunori ; Negishi, Junjiro N. ; Ondina, Paz ; Oulasvirta, Panu ; Prié, Vincent ; Riccardi, Nicoletta ; Rudzīte, Mudīte ; Sheldon, Fran ; Sousa, Ronaldo ; Strayer, David L.; Takeuchi, Motoi ; Taskinen, Jouni ; Teixeira, Amilcar ; Tiemann, Jeremy S.; Urbańska, Maria ; Varandas, Simone ; Vinarski, Maxim V. ; Wicklow, Barry J.; Zając, Tadeusz ; Vaughn, Caryn C.

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Considerations for Globigerinoides ruber (white and pink) paleoceanography: Comprehensive insights from a long‐running sediment trap

We present a detailed analysis of the seasonal distribution, size, morphological variability and geochemistry of co‐occurring pink and white chromotypes of Globigerinoides ruberfrom a high‐resolution (1–2 weeks) and long‐running sediment trap time series in the northern Gulf of Mexico. We find no difference in the seasonal flux of the two...

Richey, Julie N.; Thirumalai, Kaustubh; Khider, Deborah; Reynolds, Caitlin E.; Partin, Judson W.; Quinn, Terrence M.

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Assessment of bird exposure to lead at Tyndall and Beale Air Force Bases, 2016–17

Soil contamination by lead (Pb) from past small munitions training on Beale Air Force Base, California, and Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, may result in adverse effects for passerine birds that utilize the locations. A study was conducted during 2016-17 by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S...

Bargar, Timothy A.
Bargar, T.A., 2019, Assessment of bird exposure to lead at Tyndall and Beale Air Force Bases, 2016–17: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5164, 30 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185164.

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Diatom assemblage changes in agricultural alluvial plain streams and application for nutrient management

In large, alluvial floodplains dominated by agriculture, small streams have the potential to experience nutrient enrichment affecting algal assemblage structure and metabolism. Nutrient enrichment is largely driven by application of nutrients and altered hydrologic regimes. To inform stressor–response-based nutrient reduction goals for...

Hicks, Matthew B.; Taylor, Jason M.

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Climate change, coral loss, and the curious case of the parrotfish paradigm: Why don't marine protected areas improve reef resilience?

Scientists have advocated for local interventions, such as creating marine protected areas and implementing fishery restrictions, as ways to mitigate local stressors to limit the effects of climate change on reef-building corals. However, in a literature review, we find little empirical support for the notion of managed resilience. We outline some...

Bruno, John F.; Cote, Isabelle M.; Toth, Lauren T.

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Hillsborough River above Crystal Springs near Zephyrhills (02301990)

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

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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.

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Rocky Branch at Whaley St., Columbia (02169506)

We have installed a webcam at the Rocky Branch at Whaley St. to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center - South Carolina will take control of the camera.

Camera is sponsored by the City of Columbia. View

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Yellow River near Snellville (02206500)

Yellow River near Snellville (02206500)

We have installed a webcam at the Yellow River near Snellville, GA to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center will take control of the camera.

Camera is sponsored by the USGS National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP

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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.

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Trout Creek at Wesley Chapel (02303348)

Live Watercam video at Trout Creek at Wesley Chapel (02303348)

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Peedee River near Florence (02130810)

We have installed a webcam at the Rocky Branch at Whaley St. to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center - South Carolina will take control of the camera.

Camera is sponsored by the SC Department of Transportation.

Withlacoochee River at Skipper Bridge Rd. near Bemiss (023177483)

We have installed a webcam at the Withlacoochee River at Skipper Bridge Rd. near Bemiss, GA to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center  will take control of the camera.

Camera is sponsored by the City of

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