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    • Service employee examining buffel grass

    • Wildlife Refuges; Invasive species; Grasses; Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Service patch;
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee examining some buffel grass
    • Coastal shoreline at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife Refuges; Coastal environments; Climate change; Environments (Natural); Wildlife impacts;
    • On the most southern tip of Texas, along the shores of the Laguna Madre, dense patches of thorny brush rise among unique wind-blown clay dunes called “lomas.”
    • Pelican release

    • Birds; Employees (USFWS); Oil spills; Shorebirds; Relocation;
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife veterinarian Sharon Taylor and Charlie Pelizza, refuge manager at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, release a recovered pelican at the refuge on Monday May 10.
    • Pelican release

    • Birds; Employees (USFWS); Oil spills; Shorebirds; Relocation;
    • A brown pelican that had been oiled and then cleaned soars after being released at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge near Vero Beach, Florida on Monday May 10.
    • Pelican release

    • Birds; Employees (USFWS); Oil spills; Shorebirds; Relocation;
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife veterinarian Sharon Taylor and Charlie Pelizza, refuge manager at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, release a Northern Gannet that had been oiled and cleaned at Pelican Island on Monday May 10.
    • Wood bison

    • Mammals; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Wood bison are the largest native land mammals in the Western Hemisphere, 10 to 15% heavier than plains bison. Bulls are slightly larger than cows and average around 1,800 pounds, but can get up to 2,000 pounds. Both males and females have short...
    • Inside Spring Creek Hatchery

    • Fisheries management; Fishes; Fish hatcheries;
    • The state of the art facility will spawn approximately 10,000 Tule Fall Chinook salmon this season.
    • Tsunami Destroys Laysan Island Work Site

    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View of shoreline south of camp looking north. Papahānumokuākea Marine National Monument and Laysan Island was struck by the tsunami on March 10 about 11:45 pm. The tsunami waves reached up into the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) camp...
    • Thousands of Bonin Petrel Perished in Tsunami

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Thousands of nesting Bonin petrels were buried alive. Petrels nest in underground burrows. The petrel population at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge has grown exponentially since rats were eradicated over 10 years ago.
    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The majestic short-tailed albatross, an endangered seabird, is the largest albatross in the North Pacific with a wing span of 7 to 7.5 feet and golden plumage on its heads and nape. Once thought to be the most abundant albatross species in the...
    • Male Short-tailed albatross incubating egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered and/or Threatened species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This historic photo documents the first siting of a nesting short-tailed albatross (middle) at Midway Atoll national Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying broadcasts of bird calls) on...

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