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MEMORANDUM

From: Susan Horton
Subject: Biology Highlights for National Wetlands Research Center, Sept. 16, 2005

II. Press Inquiries/Media

USGS scientists, geographers, and public affairs staff at the National Wetlands Research Center continue to receive and respond to many media requests for information and interviews about Hurricane Katrina including search and rescue efforts; impacts of the hurricane on Mississippi and Louisiana barrier islands, marshes, and coastal forests; environmental hazards; and impacts on wildlife such as nutria, shorebirds and fish. USGS/NWRC is providing geospatial data from post-hurricane aerial and satellite surveys of the affected region as well as pre- and post-hurricane images of Mississippi and Louisiana coastal wetlands including the Chandeleur Islands, a chain of barrier islands that historically has been the first line of defense against hurricanes for New Orleans.

Print media includes The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), US News and World Report, The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), Houma (LA) Courier, Associated Press, Dallas Star Telegram, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Constitution, Science News, National Geographic Magazine, The New Yorker, Science Magazine, The Washington Post, The Daily Oklahoman, Le Devoir (Canadian), The Independent (Lafayette, LA), Lone Star Outdoor News (TX), Baltimore Sun, Greenwire, Ducks Unlimited Magazine.
Broadcast media includes: NPR, NPR Boston, NPR Morning Edition, Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, CNN, Oprah Winfrey Show, Discovery Channel, CBS News, KATC-TV (local ABC affiliate).
Web-based media requests include: Geocommunity Spatial News, The NewStandard, The Discovery Channel News, National Geographic News.


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