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September Science Picks—Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds
Released: 9/2/2004

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Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460

Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460



Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, came ashore on the southwest coast of Florida on August 13 and carved a 450-m breach in North Captiva Island. On August 15, scientists at the USGS photographed the new breach through North Captiva Island where the eye wall came ashore. Will Captiva Island be forever cut in two? With time, USGS oceanographer Abby Sallenger says, the island will likely heal itself. High-resolution before and after photos are available at http://stpfiles.er.usgs.gov/Hurricane_Charley_Images/ and the USGS Extreme Storms Web site http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/charley/. For more, contact Asbury (Abby) H. Sallenger, Jr., at 727-803-8747 x3015 or asallenger@usgs.gov.


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