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    • Zebra mussels on rudder

    • Invasive species; Aquatic environments;
    • Zebra mussels can attach themselves to boats and thereby inadvertantly be transferred to different waterways where they spread. Important for boaters in infected areas to be sure to careful clean their boat hulls/rudders, etc to prevent the spread...
    • Wooden structure and fence on a hill in Alaska

    • Buildings, facilities and structures; Radio telemetry; Wildlife refuges; Rural environments;
    • This is a Selawik National Wildlife Refuge view of a wooden structure and fence positioned on a hill. In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife....
    • Wooden structure and caribou antlers

    • Wildlife refuges; Climate change; Rivers and streams; Wildlife management; Work of the Service; Buildings, facilities and structures
    • This image depicts a Selawik National Wildlife Refuge building and pile of caribou antlers nearby. In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife. Here...
    • Wolf

    • Mammals; Mammals;
    • The black wolf here is melanistic, meaning that it has black pigments in the fur rather than the regular gray/grey that one usually sees. The extreme opposite of this would be the white/albino where there is an absence of pigment throughout.;...
    • Wildlife Drive observation tower

    • Aquatic environments; Birdwatching; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • This observation tower located on Wildlife Drive offers visitors a grand view of the impoundment areas of the refuge, where most of the birds feed daily.
    • White-tipped Reef Sharks

    • Underwater photography; Fishes; Marine environments; Islands;
    • Divers happened upon 15 white-tipped reef sharks sleeping next to the northwest seawall, where there are usually only one to three white-tips indicating that it may have been mating season for the sharks. The sharks were photographed in...
    • White-haired Goldenrod

    • Flowering plants; Plants; Endangered species;
    • This yellow flower is threatened. The primary threat to the survival of white-haired goldenrod is the many visitors to rockshelters in the Red River Gorge area each year. In 1989, approximately 260,000 people visited the Red River Gorge Geological...
    • Where is that turtle?

    • Artifacts; Automobiles; Connecting people with nature; Emblems; Equipment; Icons; Personnel; Amphibians; Service patch; Uniforms; Volunteers; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer holds empty turtle shell.
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Walrus Cows and Yearlings on Ice

    • Ice; Mammals; Marine mammals;
    • Walrus cows and yearlings resting on ice. The Walrus lives near relatively shallow water where it spends much of its time looking for benthic bivalve mollusks, its preferred diet. The Walrus is a social animal and spends much of its time on sea...
    • 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...
    • Tribal biologist monitor Elk's health before release

    • Partnerships; Monitoring; Tagging; Mammals;
    • Animals are tested for diseases, parasites, sex, age and overall health. Data collected from the GPS collars identify where the animals live and their migration patterns. The USFWS has a long history of working with Native American governments in...
    • Sue Cameron and Charlie Edens search for bog turtles.

    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
    • Stormy landscape at Selawik National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Wetlands; Wildlife viewing; Photography; Scenics;
    • Here where the boreal forest of Interior Alaska meets the arctic tundra, thousands of waterfowl, shorebirds, fish, insects and other creatures rest, breed and feed in the vast wetlands complex that is the heart of the Selawik Refuge.
    • Southern Appalachian bog.

    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...

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