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    • Rescue of a Northern Gannet

    • Birds; Oil spills;
    • July 11, 2010 Destin, FL - A Northern Gannet with no visible oil was rescued near Destin Harbor, FL. The bird could not fly, but had no visible oil. Photo by USFWS.
    • Centuary at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    • Flowering plants; Desert plants; Deserts;
    • Found "no where else on earth" --The spring-loving centaury, Centaurium namophilum, is considered to be endemic to the Ash Meadows area (meaning it is definitely found within the refuge borders but also in adjacent federal and private lands)....
    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survives Major Storm

    • Birds;
    • Gale force winds, rain, thunder, and lightning rocked Midway Atoll on Friday night, Feb. 11th, leading to moderate damage and loss of wildlife. Fortunately, no island residents or visitors were hurt and no major infrastructure was damaged. For at...
    • Boat Dock Damaged by Tsunami

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Weather impacts;
    • Boat dock damage in Midway Atoll harbor after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. Fortunately, Midway residents received...
    • Colorado Butterfly plant

    • Plants; Threatened species;
    • The Colorado butterfly plant is a member of the evening primrose family and is a short-lived perennial herb with one to several reddish, pubescent stems that are 50–80 centimeters (cm) (2–3 feet) tall. The lower leaves are lance-shaped with...
    • Bear at no fishing sign

    • Mammals; Wildlife refuges; Scenics; Recreation sites; Signs; Policies;
    • Alaska is a land of awe-inspiring beauty and fish and wildlife spectacles, and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is a microcosm of all this wonderful state has to offer.
    • All American ship wreck St George Island 1996

    • Birds; Marine birds; Coastal environments; Aquatic environments; Oil spills; Shipwrecks
    • Many ships travel Great Circle Routes from Asia to the west coast of the US and back. Many of these ships have no tracking devices or oil-spill contingency plans, if they have no planned stops at US ports. When wrecks and groundings occur the risk...
    • Arctic Dawn, grounded on St Paul Island  March 1996

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    • Many ships travel Great Circle Routes from Asia to the west coast of the US and back. Many of these ships have no tracking devices or oil-spill contingency plans, if they have no planned stops at US ports. When wrecks and groundings occur the risk...
    • No more fire after this dousing.

    • Adults; Children; Connecting people with nature; Education; Education outreach; Environmental education; Interpretation; Leisure activities; Public access; Recreation; Vegetation; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service; Youth; Fire...
    • A young girl finally gets her chance to extinguish the wall of fire, depicted by streamers and balloons.
    • Bird carcass documentation

    • Oil spills; Employees (USFWS); Surveying;
    • July 15, 2010 Gulfport, MS - Mississippi Team One - USFWS Biologist Nate Caswell documents location of a dead gull with no visible oil. Photo by Bonnie Strawser.
    • Rescue of a Northern Gannet

    • Birds; Oil spills;
    • July 11, 2010 Destin, FL - A Northern Gannet with no visible oil was rescued near Destin Harbor, FL. The gannet could not fly but was not visibly oiled. Photo by USFWS.
    • Rescue of a Northern Gannet

    • Birds; Oil spills;
    • July 11, 2010 Destin, FL - A Northern Gannet with no visible oil was rescued near Destin Harbor, FL. Photo by USFWS.
    • Rescue of a Northern Gannet

    • Birds; Oil spills;
    • July 11, 2010 Destin, FL - A Northern Gannet with no visible oil was rescued near Destin Harbor, FL. Photo by USFWS.
    • Rescue of a Northern Gannet

    • Birds; Oil spills;
    • July 11, 2010 Destin, FL - A Northern Gannet with no visible oil was rescued near Destin Harbor, FL. Day One of deployment is "training day". Employees are provided thorough orientation and training in the safe handling of wildlife and evidence....
    • Rescue of a Northern Gannet

    • Birds; Oil spills;
    • July 11, 2010 Destin, FL - A Northern Gannet with no visible oil was rescued near Destin Harbor, FL. Rescuer Kenan Adams works for Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge and is a student at Clemson University. Photo by USFWS.
    • Sea Turtle egg relocation

    • Oil spills; Relocation; Reptiles; Volunteers;
    • Port St. Joe, FL: Upon excavating this nest, biologists knew that there were no healthy eggs in the batch. These eggs were crushed prior to excavation.
    • Bird sanctuary signage

    • Signs; Wildlife refuges;
    • Egmont Key is located at the mouth or entrance to Tampa Bay. There are no bridges connecting it to St. Petersburg (to the north) or Anna Maria Island (to the south). Access is limited to watercraft only
    • American Bittern

    • Wading birds; Birds;
    • The American Bittern is found all across the country but prefers habitats that include freshwater wetlands with tall emergent vegetation where they can hide. Although you may not see them, you would have no problem hearing them as Bitterns have a...
    • Laysan Finch

    • Endangered species; Birds;
    • Laysan Finch (Telespyza cantans), is a member of the Hawaiian Honeycreeper family, and is rather common on its namesake island. The species is not likely to be confused with any other bird on Laysan Island, because no other songbird is...

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