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WERC Biweekly Update Screenshot --Photographer: USGS
TUESDAY JAN 31 2012
Editor's Note: We're reviving our WERC research roundups in a new biweekly format, complete with PDF version. Check back every two weeks for a run dow ...more
Sonoran or Morafka's desert tortoise --Photographer: Cecil Schwalbe/USGS
WEDNESDAY JUN 29 2011
We've seen many photos of gray and dusty-looking tortoises in the media over the last two days, as a result of the newly announced tortoise species. But check out this photo taken by biologist Cecil Schwalbe of the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, one of our sister offices: ...more
Morafka's desert tortoise --Photographer: Taylor Edwards/University of Arizona
TUESDAY JUN 28 2011
Editor's Note July 12, 2011: Post appended with an updated version of the table. The desert tortoise -- that slow-footed shelled sentinel of Amer ...more
Morafka's Desert Tortoise CAS 33867 --Photographer: California Academy of Sciences
TUESDAY JUN 28 2011
Editor's Note July 12, 2011: Post appended with an updated version of the table. The tortoise family has grown! A new study coauthored by USGS West ...more
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