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Stories from the FieldNews
BOEM: Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Study Launches Second Expedition on the Research Vessel PelicanTUE, JULY 22, 2014, 12:34 PM EST
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists launched the second expedition in the Gulf of Mexico to examine the effects of Deepwater Horizon spill-related oil and dispersant exposure on deepwater shipwrecks and their microbial communities. Read More (boem.gov) >
Web Reads: USFWS: Connecting with Youth Through Conservation in New York CityTUE, JULY 22, 2014, 12:19 PM EST
Earlier this month, Latino youth leaders got a special look at Ellis Island and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge thanks to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service partnership with the League of United Latin American Citizens. Read More (wordpress.com) >
Reclamation: Agrimet on Display at USDA's Twillight Crop TourMON, JULY 21, 2014, 09:26 AM EST
An Agrimet weather-data station was on display at USDA's Twilight Crop Tour in Twin Falls, Idaho. Irrigators use Agrimet data to fine tune their crop-water usage. AgriMet is funded by the Bureau of Reclamation, Bonneville Power Administration and others. Read More (usbr.gov) >
NPS: Visitor Spending in National Park Gateways Has Big Impact on EconomyMON, JULY 21, 2014, 07:54 AM EST
National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report released by National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. Read More (nps.gov) >
USFWS: New Database Helps Save a Marine Biologist's Coral Reef WorkFRI, JULY 18, 2014, 11:50 AM EST
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's ServCat database is helping to preserve and share the work of former employees, including a retired Service biologist, who is one of the Refuge System’s foremost experts in coral reef ecosystems. Read More (fws.gov) >