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“Caught” at Maritza: Tapir Enjoying the Rain

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Rafa Morales Cueto, field station manager at Maritza Biological Station, filmed this tapir enjoying the rain while swimming in Río Tempisquito.

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Sharing Our Science at Rodale Institute’s Field Day

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Visitors learned the importance of integrating knowledge about farming practices and water quality and assessing the influence that farming decisions have on soils and streams.

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Research Reveals Caddisflies are Ecosystem Engineers

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Hydropsychid caddisflies spin silk mesh nets that they use to filter feed. These nets are important ecosystem engineering structures in flowing waters.

American mink standing on rocks

Secretive Mink Caught on Video in White Clay Creek

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This was an unusual sighting because American mink are most active at night and in the early morning hours. It’s also a good sign for White Clay Creek.

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Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World

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Our scientists are advancing knowledge of freshwater systems on five continents and our educators are using the Leaf Pack Network® materials to teach freshwater stewardship throughout North, Central and South America, with plans to expand to Africa and China.

A small fish in Rio Rincon, Costa Rica.

Fish of the Río Rincón, Costa Rica

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Researchers from the Stroud Center visited the Río Rincón on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica to scope out potential sites for an upcoming survey of the physical, chemical, and biological status of streams and rivers of the Osa Peninsula.

A Costa Rica tapir caught by a wildlife camera.

Wildlife Camera: Costa Rican Tapir

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A wildlife camera recorded footage of a tapir walking near Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica.

A tapir at Maritza Biological Station.

Tapir Visits the Maritza Biological Station

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A rare daytime sighting of a tapir near Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica.

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Spider Monkeys at the Maritza Biological Station

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Another video shot by Rafa Morales, station manager at the Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica. This adult spider monkey is feeding on buds in the treetops while its baby…

Two farmers walk across a field in winter.

USDA Programs Put Stroud Center Science on the Ground

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With the help of the USDA, a growing number of farmers are choosing to plant streamside forests to protect water quality for their downstream neighbors.