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Weekly Highlights for 2-9-2011
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USGS Scientist Hosting DOI on the Landscape Project Workshop
The Nearshore Project Team headed by USGS Alaska Science Center research wildlife biologist James Bodkin will hold a project workshop "Coastal ecosystem responses to influences from the land and sea" in Monterey, CA on February 23 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to discuss preliminary findings and plans for upcoming research. Project scientists will provide presentations on their respective components and contributions to meeting the overall project goals. Sea otters and the nearshore ecosystems they inhabit—from highly urbanized California to relatively pristine Alaska—are the focus of this new multidisciplinary study by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and a suite of international, academic and government collaborators. This project will investigate the many interacting variables that influence the health of coastal ecosystems along the Northeast Pacific shore. For more project information please see USGS fact sheet (http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3099/) and USGS SoundWaves article (http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2010/03/).
Contact: James Bodkin Anchorage, AK, (907) 786-7164
USGS Scientist Provides Expertise to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources
During the week of February 7, USGS scientist George Durner was contacted by news media including KCBS-AM Radio (San Francisco), Lone Wolf Documentary Group (Maine), CNN/KSRO (California), and The Associated Press about his recent paper in Polar Biology documenting a continuous nine day swim by a polar bear. Article: http://www.springerlink.com/content/100450/;
On February 17, USGS scientist George Durner will be interviewed for a live radio broadcast with Happenings Q & A (WLIP, Wisconsin) about his recent paper in Polar Biology documenting a continuous nine day swim by a polar bear. To listen live log onto www.wlip.com and clicking on "Listen Live".
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