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Pelican Pete Travels the World—USGS Center in St. Petersburg, FL, Assists in the Celebration of the City's 100th Anniversary

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Poster of Pelican Pete at the Parque Nacional Isla del Coco in Costa Rica
Poster of Pelican Pete at the Parque Nacional Isla del Coco in Costa Rica.
The City of St. Petersburg, FL, location of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s St. Petersburg Science Center (CCWS), is celebrating its 100th anniversary of incorporation as a city, in cooperation with its sister city, St. Petersburg, Russia, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary.

As part of the festivities, the Florida city is sponsoring a contest to send a poster of its mascot, Pelican Pete, to localities around the world. CCWS scientists and their children and colleagues are contributing to the effort. Here is a poster of Pelican Pete at the Costa Rican National Park, Parque Nacional Isla del Coco, on the Pacific side of the island (lat. 5° N., long. 87° W.), 350 mi southeast of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Ginger Garrison of the CCWS presented the poster, colored by Hannah Krohn, to her colleagues in Costa Rica. Ginger is working on a revised compilation of all the fish found in reefs of the national park.

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