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    • Laysan Albatross Stuck in Debris on Eastern Island

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • A Laysan albatross is stuck in debris on Eastern Island 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. On March 15, FWS released...
    • Bayou Sauvage Ridge Trail Before Katrina093

    • Deciduous Trees; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Environments (Natural); Plants; Public access; Scenics; Tourism; Trees; Vegetation; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • A peaceful setting at the refuge shot before hurricane Katrina.
    • JOE Madere Ridge Trail Before Katrina (13)

    • Deciduous Trees; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Environments (Natural); Plants; Public access; Scenics; Tourism; Trees; Vegetation; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • A peaceful setting at the refuge shot before hurricane Katrina.
    • Laysan Island Encampment Destroyed

    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck Laysan island late on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours into the early morning hours of March 11th.All staff are safe. This work site was vacated as...
    • Hit hard by hurricane Ike.

    • Aquatic environments; Automobiles; Buildings, facilities and structures; Climate effects; Coastal environments; Contaminants; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Environments (Natural); Equipment; Pollution; Pollution cleanup; Pollution...
    • A view of some of the damage to propertyon the refuge, caused by hurricane Ike.
    • Ice melting close by the shore

    • Aerial photography; Wildlife refuges; Weather impacts; Ice;
    • Aerial view of the refuge shoreline. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a vast and beautiful wilderness, is an intact continuum of six different ecological zones spanning some 200 miles north to south. Such a diverse spectrum of habitats and...
    • Stuck Albatross and chicks are found and released

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Albatross adult and two chicks uncovered alive in the tsunami aftermath. The 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. On March 15,...
    • Eastern Island Algae Bloom

    • Marine ecology; Marine environments; Tropical environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Weather impacts;
    • An algae bloom has been observed along the shore of Eastern Island, most likely a result from the increased amount of nutrients in the water, also from the tsunami. Staff will continue to observe the bloom to see if it persists over time.
    • Rescued Albatross

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • As of March 14th, 70 water-logged albatross were rescued from the lagoon at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the aftermath of the tsunami. On March 15, FWS released an official announcement stating that surveys of the three islands reveal...
    • Black-footed Albatross chick and Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survive Tsunami

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Black-footed albatross chick and short-tailed albatross chick next to short-tailed albatross decoy on Eastern Island. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and...
    • 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...
    • Beach Road floodgate at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildlife refuges; Floods; Weather impacts; Water management;
    • Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, originally established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving greater snow geese), today provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds, as...
    • Beach erosion along the Atlantic coast

    • Wildlife refuges; Weather impacts; Work of the Service; Floods; Erosion; Coastal environments;
    • Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, originally established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving greater snow geese), today provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds, as...
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee surveying a beached whale

    • Wildlife refuges; Weather impacts; Work of the Service; Fishes;
    • Chincoteague Refuge, originally established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving greater snow geese), today provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds, as well as other species...
    • Surviving Laysan Albatross Chick

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Close up image of a Laysan albatross chick that survived being washed over during 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. On...
    • Bayou Sauvage Levee 3

    • Banks; Boats; Climate effects; Contaminants; Deciduous Trees; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Habitat fragmentation; Plants; Pollutants; Pollution; Resource management; Trees; Vegetation; Water pollution; Weather impacts; Wildlife...
    • Debris left on the refuge in the wake of hurricane Katrina.
    • Bayou Sauvage Levee 5

    • Banks; Boats; Climate effects; Contaminants; Deciduous Trees; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Habitat fragmentation; Plants; Pollutants; Pollution; Resource management; Trees; Vegetation; Water pollution; Weather impacts; Wildlife...
    • Debris left on the refuge in the wake of hurricane Katrina.
    • Bayou Sauvage Levee

    • Banks; Boats; Climate effects; Contaminants; Deciduous Trees; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Habitat fragmentation; Plants; Pollutants; Pollution; Resource management; Trees; Vegetation; Water pollution; Weather impacts; Wildlife...
    • Debris left on the refuge in the wake of hurricane Katrina.
    • Katrina Storm Damage Bayou Sauvage (8)

    • Banks; Climate effects; Contaminants; Deciduous Trees; Ecosystem recovery; Environmental quality; Habitat fragmentation; Plants; Pollutants; Pollution; Resource management; Trees; Vegetation; Water pollution; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • Debris left on the refuge in the wake of hurricane Katrina.
    • Damage to the Pier on Eastern Island

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Weather impacts;
    • Eastern Island is the second largest of the three islands at Midway Atoll. It is estimated that 60% of the island was over-washed by the tsunami. The tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on...

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