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Latest Caribbean News Releases
Invasive Boa Constrictor Thriving on Puerto Rico
Released: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:29:15 EDT
Non-native boa constrictors, which can exceed 10 feet and 75 pounds, have established a breeding population in Puerto Rico, one that appears to be spreading, according to research published in the journal Biological Invasions.
Isolation of Puerto Rico's Manatees Affects Survival Odds
Released: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 9:00:00 EDT
New evidence shows there is no cross-breeding between endangered manatees in Puerto Rico and those in Florida, resulting in less genetic diversity in Puerto Rico's small manatee population and impacting its odds of survival.
Extent and Speed of Lionfish Spread Unprecedented
Released: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 8:30:00 EDT
Gainesville, Fla. -- The rapid spread of lionfishes along the U.S. eastern seaboard, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean is the first documented case of a non-native marine fish establishing a self-sustaining population in the region, according to recent U.S. Geological Survey studies.
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Latest USGS National News Releases
Wanted: Host Homes for Important Quake Instruments
Released: Thu, 23 May 2013 8:00:00 EDT
USGS Study Confirms U.S. Amphibian Populations Declining at Precipitous Rates
Released: Wed, 22 May 2013 16:59:00 EDT
The first-ever estimate of how fast frogs, toads and salamanders in the United States are disappearing from their habitats reveals they are vanishing at an alarming and rapid rate.
How Was That Valley Formed?
Released: Wed, 22 May 2013 16:36:14 EDT
The National Map Corps - Volunteers Receive Recognition
Released: Wed, 22 May 2013 8:00:00 EDT
Citizen volunteers are making significant additions to the U.S. Geological Survey's ability to provide accurate information to the public.
Deficit in Nation's Aquifers Accelerating
Released: Mon, 20 May 2013 8:00:00 EDT
A new U.S. Geological Survey study documents that the Nation's aquifers are being drawn down at an accelerating rate.
New Publication Tells Western Fisheries Research Center's History of Innovation
Released: Thu, 16 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
National Assessment Shows Geographic Distributions and Trends of Pesticide Use, 1992-2009
Released: Thu, 16 May 2013 11:35:02 EDT
For the first time, national maps and trend graphs show the distribution of the agricultural use of 459 pesticides for each year during 1992-2009 for the entire conterminous U.S.
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