Field necropsy of a largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) as part of a wild fish health assessment.


LSC scientists are conducting studies of the distribution and genetics of rare plants to assist the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Park Service.


Sampling blood from rainbow trout on the Alagnak River, Alaska.

Leetown scientists PIT tagging a brook trout

Leetown scientists tagging brook trout as part of a study to evaluate population response to environmental change.


Sampling dwarf wedgmussel tissue for genetic analysis.


Field processing station for fish necropsy and sample collection as part of a collaborative U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service project investigating possible endocrine disruption in Region 5 National Wildlife Refuges.

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A Center of Excellence for Biological Science conducting research needed to restore, maintain, enhance, and protect aquatic and terrestrial organisms and their supporting ecosystems.

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    Welcome to the Experimental Stream Lab at the US Geological Survey's Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville West Virginia. At this lab we're...

    Stephen D. McCormick, Research Physiologist at Conte Anadromous, was selected the recipient of Award of Excellence in Fish Physiology. The award was...

    USGS scientists Than Hitt (LSC) and Douglas Chambers (VAWSC) have published a study of the affects of mountaintop mining (MTM) on fish...

    On January 24 and 25, 2012, Leetown Science Center scientists Luke Iwanowicz, Vicki Blazer, and Cliff Starliper hosted 100 7th and 8th grade students...

    LEETOWN, W.Va. — Restoring wetland ecosystems is an important priority for many governmental agencies and conservation organizations. Important...

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