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    • Glossary

    • Glossary
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    • 22 Glossary Species Status categories: at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are Federal candidate species and those that the Service has not identified as candidate species, but are facing threat( s) and are potential...
    • Caged Nutria

    • Caged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A caged nutria, waiting to be tagged. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and preventing their spreading.
    • What is that?

    • What is that?
    • Adults; Aquatic environments; Coastal environments; Connecting people with nature; Environments (Natural); Leisure activities; Marine environments; Public access; Recreation; Recreation sites; Tourism; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges; Children;
    • A family wonders what is passing by underneath them while a Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge employee stands by.
    • Kittlitz's Murrelet

    • Kittlitz's Murrelet
    • Biologists; Marine birds; Pelagic; Alaska; Bay
    • A juvenile Kittletz's murrelet, caught on the water of Kachemak Bay, Alaska. This bird was weighed and measured during a project to examine plumage characteristics. Juvenile plumages are not well defined for Kittlitz's, there is a need to...
    • Capturing nutria

    • Capturing nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A safe trap awaits a nutria to venture out of the water and investigate. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to control populations.
    • Baited trap used to capture nutria

    • Baited trap used to capture nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A trap baited with carrots and apples awaits a nutria to venture out of the water and investigate. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent their spreading.
    • Learning About Birding

    • Learning About Birding
    • Connecting people with nature; Youth; Work of the Service; Education; Education outreach; Wildlife refuges; Employees (USFWS);
    • A USFWS employee engages students from a local school while teaching them about birding on the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge.
    • King Salmon Identification

    • King Salmon Identification
    • Chinook Salmon; King Salmon; Tyee; Spring; Tule; Quinnat; Blackmouth; Salmon; Fishes; Fisheries management; Sport fishing; Alaska; AK; Salmon Identification; Deshka River; Recreation
    • Adult chinook , commonly called king salmon, have irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and on both lobes of the caudal or tail fin. These salmon also have a black pigment along the gum line giving them the name black or blackmouth in some...
    • King Salmon

    • King Salmon
    • Chinook Salmon; King Salmon; Tyee; Spring; Tule; Quinnat; Blackmouth; Salmon; Fishes; Fisheries management; Salmon Identification; Deshka River; Recreation
    • Adult chinook , commonly called king salmon, have irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and on both lobes of the caudal or tail fin. These salmon also have a black pigment along the gum line giving them the name black or blackmouth in some...
    • King Salmon Mouth With Black Gum Line

    • King Salmon Mouth With Black Gum Line
    • Chinook Salmon; King Salmon; Tyee; Quinnat; Spring; Salmon; Fishes; Fisheries management; Sport fishing; Alaska; AK; Salmon Identification; Recreation
    • Adult chinook , commonly called king salmon, have irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and on both lobes of the caudal or tail fin. These salmon also have a black pigment along the gum line giving them the name black or blackmouth in some...
    • King Salmon Tail

    • King Salmon Tail
    • Salmon; King Salmon; Chinook Salmon; Blackmouth; Tyee; Spring; Tule; Quinnat; Sport fishing; Salmon Identification; Recreation; Deshka River
    • Adult chinook , commonly called king salmon, have irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and on both lobes of the caudal or tail fin. These salmon also have a black pigment along the gum line giving them the name black or blackmouth in some...
    • King Salmon Profile

    • King Salmon Profile
    • Salmon; Chinook Salmon; King Salmon; Blackmouth; Tyee; Spring; Tule; Quinnat; Fisheries management; Alaska Sport Fishing; Deshka River; Susitna River; Alaska; AK; Salmon Identification; Recreation
    • Adults have black irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and on both lobes of the caudal or tail fin. King salmon also have a black pigment along the gum line giving them the name black or blackmouth salmon in some areas of the northwest.
    • Atlantic salmon smolts

    • Atlantic salmon smolts
    • Fisheries; Aquaculture; Anadromous species; Endangered species; Fishes; Fisheries management;
    • Atlantic salmon spend the first two years of life in the fresh water habitats of their native stream (occasionally three, depending upon food availability). At two years of age, the fish undergo the process of smoltification, resulting in changes...
    • Nutria tags are prepared

    • Nutria tags are prepared
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Biologists prepare a tag for a nutria. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent overpopulation.
    • Electroshocking for Steelhead in Eagle Creek

    • Electroshocking for Steelhead in Eagle Creek
    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Tagging; Threatened species; Monitoring;
    • Electroshocking is a non-lethal process that creates involuntary muscular responses in fish and causes them to float towards the surface of the water.
    • Sherburne Celebrates Winterfest!

    • Sherburne Celebrates Winterfest!
    • Children; Snowshoeing; Wildlife refuges; Winter sports; Youth;
    • Ella Berge (right) takes a break from outdoor winter activities to pose with Tom Melius, Midwest regional director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, at the 2011 Winterfest celebration at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota. The...
    • FWS Biologists Study Eastern Box Turtles

    • FWS Biologists Study Eastern Box Turtles
    • Wertheimer National Wildlife Refuge; New York; Reptiles; Endangered species
    • FWS BIOLOGISTS STUDY EASTERN BOX TURTLE. Service biologists study Eastern box turtles, prized for their small size and bright colors. International trade in the species to satisfy the demand for them as pets, combined with declining populations,...
    • FWS Employee Bands Brown Pelican

    • FWS Employee Bands Brown Pelican
    • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge; Florida; Endangered species; Birds;
    • FWS personnel banding a Brown Pelican. Pelicans almost disappeared from Texas because they were poisoned by the pesticide DDT, which caused them to lay thin-shelled eggs which broke during incubation. Because they were not able to produce young,...

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