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Science Notebook: Gulf Coast Wetlands

Alligators? Check. Crocodiles too? Check. Frogs? Check. Spiders? Check. Lots and lots and lots of bugs? Check! Meet some critters (oh, and some EPA scientists from the Gulf Ecology Division in Gulf Breeze, Florida too) as we travel across the Gulf Coast.

Meet the Neighbors

Some are creepy, some are crawly, but some are just downright cute. Say hello to some Gulf Coast wetlands critters photographed by EPA scientists in the field as they assess wetland conditions.

How Healthy is that Wetland?

EPA scientists have tools to rapidly assess the condition of a wetland. They share them here so that you can understand how to take the "pulse" of a wetland.

Extra! Extra! Read all about the wetlands scientists on the road!

Three thousand miles, 18 sites, 14 days. EPA scientists hit the road in a sampling extravaganza for a Gulf of Mexico coastal wetlands assessment. Read the newsletter (PDF) [4 pp., 14 MB, about PDF files]

Scientist Showcase

Dr. Janet NestlerodeBattling bugs to study and save wetlands, Dr. Janet Nestlerode at EPA's Gulf Ecology Lab manages to find fun at work and play!

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