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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...
    • 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...
    • Gravesites near Selawik National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska

    • History; Historic sites; Wildlife refuges; Rural environments;
    • View of gravesites near Selawik NWR in Alaska. In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife. Here where the boreal forest of Interior Alaska meets the...
    • Laysan Island Work Site Destroyed by Tsunami

    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View from the kitchen tent door. Papahanumokuakea 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 co-located with...
    • Black bear at Selawik National Widlife Refuge

    • Mammals; Wildlife refuges; Vegetation; Valleys; Mountains; Scenics;
    • Up close with a large black bear. In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife. Here where the boreal forest of Interior Alaska meets the arctic...
    • 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.
    • Removing Pre-smolts from Hatchery Raceways

    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Employees (USFWS); Service patch;
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees move (known as 'crowding' juvenile Tule Fall Chinook salmon to the end of a raceway, or "pond," where the fish will enter an opened raceway gate, swim down a Hatchery channel, and then out the Hatchery...
    • More where that came from.

    • Aquaculture; Aquatic environments; Banks; Biologists (USFWS); Coastal zone management; Emblems; Employees (USFWS); Equipment; Fishes; Fishing; Fisheries management; Freshwater fishes; Marine environments; Marine ecology; Personnel; Plants;...
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee holds up samples of the fish captured for study.
    • Piping Plovers eating on the beach

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • Two Piping Plovers on the beach feeding. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Litter in National Willdlife Refuge

    • Environmental Sciences; Contaminants; Environmental quality; Habitat conservation; Human impacts; Pollutants; Wildlife refuges;
    • Trash is sometimes dumped on national wildlife refuges. Here is an example of where people have dumped household refuse at a refuge. This requires additional resources to clean up an haul away these materials.
    • 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...
    • Abandoned house along the shore at Selawik National Wildlife Refuge

    • Buildings, facilities and structures; Villages; Recreation;
    • This shows an abandoned house along the shore at Selawik NWR. In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife. Here where the boreal forest of Interior...
    • Beach house along the shore at Selawik National Wildlife Refuge

    • Boating; Buildings, facilities and structures; Villages; Recreation;
    • This shows a house along the shore with a dock and boats at Selawik NWR. In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife. Here where the boreal forest of...
    • Freshly filleted fish at Selawik National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska

    • Fishing; Fishes; Leisure activities; Recreation; Wildlife refuges;
    • This shows a freshly filleted fish at Selawik NWR. In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife. Here where the boreal forest of Interior Alaska meets...
    • Distant view of fishing village near Selawik National Wildlife Refuge

    • Boating; Buildings, facilities and structures; Villages; Recreation;
    • This shows a distant view of fishing village near Selawik NWR. In a remote corner of northwestern Alaska lies Selawik Refuge, a special place of extreme climate, free-flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife. Here where the boreal forest of Interior...

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