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September 1997 Frontiers cover, Getting to the Bottom of the Amazon

Getting to the Bottom of the Amazon

September 1997


Getting to the Bottom of the Amazon: Researchers and Their Fish Stories
South American rainforests are famous for their biodiversity--and biologists have been exploring them for more than a hundred years. More recently, researchers have cast their nets on the Amazon River, and they're finding many new and decidedly odd species of fish.

Australia Gets Rocked by Seismic Mystery
The U.S. Senate asks an NSF-funded institution to investigate a strange seismic event in the Australian outback.

Catching a Wavelet: Mathematical Tool Revolutionizes Data Analysis
Geologists working for oil companies used to spend months analyzing their samples. Now the same work can be done in a day, thanks to the new system of wavelet analysis.

Biotic Surveys Program Uncovers Smallest Frog
Cuba's rainforest is home to the smallest frog in the Northern Hemisphere.

Taking a Look at the National Patterns
NSF's publication National Patterns pulls together the results of many surveys to track overall trends in U.S. research and development.


Disaster Insurance Coverage Remains Low
Few people expect to be affected by hurricanes, floods or tornados, and therefore few people buy insurance.

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About the cover:
Crew members of the research vessel, the L/M Admirante Guimaraes, repair a winch while navigating the Amazon.

Credit: John G. Lundberg


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