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National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment / Re: data download
« Last post by msauer on May 13, 2013, 03:39:09 pm »
Another person interested in the Excel file for estuary statistics shown in the site info.php. Are tidal exchange and tidal FW volume calculated for each of the estuaries?

Thanks, Mike
Symbol Creation Service / Symbol Request for lizards
« Last post by TaraL on May 06, 2013, 04:02:13 pm »
I'd love to see some more lizards in your reptiles library! Attached are photos of my study species:

Sceloporus occidentalis, western fence lizard
  • first picture is of a standard stance of this species (and its congeners), with typical dorsal markings (the darker chevrons on gray-brown mottling)
  • second picture shows the blue belly and throat, which appear during mating season
  • If you could add some blue to the "standard stance" icon, it would really accentuate the species ID. No need to make an icon just of the blue belly picture.

Aspidoscelis hyperythra, orange-throated whiptail
  • picture shows a great pose for this lizard
  • He's closing one of his eyelids - you can make his eye black instead of that grey
  • His tail has also regenerated (near where his longest right rear toe is "pointing") - no need to show that in the icon
  • Their very long tails are often slightly bluish tinged, especially in juveniles
  • Throats are bright orange on males during mating season, though females also turn orange

Thanks for all you do!
~Tara L
Symbol Creation Service / Philippine Island Forest Ecosystem
« Last post by tope on October 23, 2012, 05:34:37 am »
Hi. Thank you for reading my request. Hope you can assist me in this. I'm making a presentation about the Philippine Island Ecosystem and I'm having a hard time creating a diagram indicating the different forest ecosystems in a typical Philippine Island. According to one of my sources, there are at least 4 (and a maxof 12) types of forests in our country. I was only able to identify 4: Mangrove, Beach, Dipterocarp, and Mossy. I hope you can help me with this.
Symbol Creation Service / Sablefish, Anopoploma fimbria
« Last post by kcoutre on October 16, 2012, 01:59:52 am »
This fish is also known as black cod however they are not a member of Gadiformes, they are one of two species in the family: Anoplopomatidae.They are found in the North Pacific Ocean and my specific research is on juvenile diet and habitat use.
Symbol Creation Service / Indo-Pacific coral reef fishes
« Last post by chelsealwood on September 28, 2012, 07:35:14 pm »
Hi there,

I would be so grateful for symbols of these common Indo-Pacific coral reef fish species:

Darkfin hind (Cephalopholis urodeta)
Arc-eye hawkfish (Paracirrhites arcatus)
Whitecheek surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigricans)
Bluespotted bristletooth (Ctenochaetus marginatus)
Bicolor chromis (Chromis margaritifer)
Bartlett's anthias (Pseudanthias bartlettorum)
Golden gregory (Stegastes aureus)

Your readers might be interested in my new blog, The Scientist Videographer, where I am providing free tips, tutorials, and reviews designed to encourage and teach more scientists to create their own science videos and share their knowledge with the world:


I'm a scientist who has been developing videos for several years now to illustrate my research and that of colleagues and am now at a point where I would like to share my experience with other scientists interested in science communication beyond the traditional means (journal articles and conference presentations).


Karen L. McKee
Scientist Emeritus
U.S. Geological Survey
(apologies for cross posting)

Some time ago me and my colleague Marianne Fernagut prepared a survey on the use of graphics (charts, maps, diagrams) to communicate environment and sustainable development. It has taken us a long time to summarize the results and responses that we got, but it is finally done! We still believe that the results are relevant, even though time has passed.

The results have now been published in a short report, and they provide an interesting picture of these users' needs and capabilities in terms of preparing illustrations and using graphics for the communication of information related to climate change, environmental issues and sustainable development.

We received more than 300 responses to the survey, and the results have been summarized in an 18-page report.

Apologies for the delay, and a big thanks for everyone that responded!
The survey closed in May 2010, and the results are available in an 18-page report, found at http://nordpil.com/survey
Symbol Creation Service / Coffee Bush
« Last post by rebecag on June 26, 2012, 09:49:43 pm »

I am interested in representing watersheds dominated by coffee farms. It will be really helpful to have coffee plants. Here are a couple of pictures from the internet that may be helpful.

Symbol Creation Service / elk calf hiding
« Last post by absaroka on June 22, 2012, 08:42:27 pm »
I would also like to request an elk (Cervus elaphus) calf, hiding. The offspring of elk and many other large herbivores often hide in the shrubs during the first weeks of life. In the Rocky Mountains, there are a number of ecological stories and studies that revolve around the influences of climate and predators on elk reproduction, thus such an image would be very useful.
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