USGS Multimedia Gallery
The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises and Survival (Full video)
“The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises and Survival” is a thirty minute television program exploring the world of the Mojave Desert Tortoise. It highlights the USGS research program on the Desert Tortoise and the role of that research in managing desert environments to allow the species to recover and ...
Pacific Nearshore Project: Dry Suits
In order to study sea otters in the wild, research divers on the Pacific Nearshore Project must brave frigid waters from Alaska to California. Here's an explanation of how this special equipment works. The Pacific Nearshore Project is a multinational, multiagency project investigating sea otters as ...
Pacific Nearshore Project: Catching Sea Otters in the Wild
How do you catch a sea otter? Very carefully. Researchers must use high-tech equipment and teamwork in order to safely capture these marine mammals and collect blood samples and conduct health exams as part of the Pacific Nearshore Project. The Pacific Nearshore Project is a multinational, multiagen...