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    • Oil slick comes ashore

    • Oil slick comes ashore
    • Oil spills; Oil spills; Coastal environments
    • A dollar is placed next oil washed up on the beach at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge to provide perspective. Oil began hitting the shores of Bon Secour in the late morning of June 11th.
    • Laysan Albatross Stuck in Debris on Eastern Island

    • 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...
    • New Meandering Creek

    • New Meandering Creek
    • Structures; Riparian environments; Rivers and streams; Habitat restoration; Wetland restoration; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A segment of the new meandering channel of Fahys Creek constructed through the Smith Tract. Large woody debris and gravel was placed all along the new stream channel to diversify habitat and stream substrate. Piles of gravel were placed along the...
    • Laysan Island Encampment Destroyed

    • 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...
    • Water Hyacinth Leaves

    • Water Hyacinth Leaves
    • Aquatic plants; Invasive species;
    • A view of the large green leaves of the aquatic invasive plant known as Water Hyacinth next to a human hand.
    • Stuck Albatross and Chicks are Found and Released

    • 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,...
    • Boat Dock Damaged by Tsunami

    • 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...
    • Surviving Laysan Albatross Chick

    • 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...
    • Development by the refuge.

    • Development by the refuge.
    • Aquatic environments; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Environmental quality; Habitat fragmentation; Habitat conservation; Land development; Marine environments; Public access; Wildlife refuges;
    • Development rising next to the refuge.
    • White-tipped Reef Sharks

    • 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...
    • Damage to the Pier on Eastern Island

    • 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...
    • Filming a Swampy Area Where Nutria Live

    • Filming a Swampy Area Where Nutria Live
    • Invasive species; Interpretation; Photography; Mammals; Rodents; Work of the Service; Wildlife management; Education;
    • Filming a swampy area next to a condo building where nutria live for the USFWS and Pangolin Film's effort to create awareness surrounding the dangers of the spreading non-native nutria populations in the northwest region.
    • Finley and Bohlman boating in Klamath Marsh

    • Finley and Bohlman boating in Klamath Marsh
    • Birds; History; Boating; Boats; Photography; Recreation; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing;
    • Finley and Bohlman boating Klamath Marsh in search of their next wildlife photograph. Finley and Bohlman's photographs of the area in 1905 would later help Klamath become a bird refuge in 1908.

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