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    • Washed Over Area on Eastern Island with Few Nesting Birds Left

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Washed over area of 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 an official...
    • Washed Over Area of Eastern Island with Chicks Scattered

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Washed over area of 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 an official...
    • Surface Elevation Monitoring

    • Structures; Riparian environments; Rivers and streams; Habitat restoration; Wetland restoration; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges; Biologists (USFWS); Monitoring;
    • USFWS biologist Bill Bridgeland taking measurements on a Surface Elevation Table (SET) installed last year in cooperation with USGS. SETs will allow us to detect changes in the elevation of the marsh surface in response to the marsh restoration as...
    • Two water-logged Laysan Albatross

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Two exhausted Laysan albatross washed into the lagoon at Midway Atoll 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Laysan Albatross Chick and Adult

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This Laysan albatross chick was only inches away from being covered by debris during the 2011 tsunami. The adult wasn't so lucky. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March...
    • Surviving Laysan Albatross Chick

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This Laysan albatross chick survived being washed over at Midway Atoll 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 March...
    • Road to the beach was damaged during a Mid-Atlantic nor'easter

    • Wildlife refuges; Weather impacts; Work of the Service; Floods;
    • This is a picture of Beach Road on Assateague Island. Assateague Island is a Barrier Island which lies to the east of Chincoteague Island. Assateague Island protects Chincoteague Island from the Atlantic Ocean. Assateague Island is approximately...
    • Stockton guest dock

    • Boating; Boats;
    • This dock was partially paid for by a Boating Infrastructure Grant [BIG] in 2008. Similar grants are awarded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service each year.
    • Half Buried Bonin Petrel Which Was Later Rescued

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This Bonin petrel was half buried in sand 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 an official...
    • Adult Laysan Albatross Trapped Was Later Rescued

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This adult Laysan albatross was trapped in naupaka branches after tsunami wave. 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...
    • Two Laysan Albatross Chicks Half Buried Were Later Rescued

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • These two Laysan albatross chicks were buried by sand and vegetation after tsunami wave. 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...
    • Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

    • Art; Exhibitions; Exhibits; Events; Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Leisure activities; Recreation;
    • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service annually sponsors a stamp-design contest, with wildlife artists from across the nation submitting their work for judging by a panel of artists, philatelists and wildlife experts. The winning art is used on the...
    • Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

    • Art; Exhibitions; Exhibits; Events; Employees (USFWS); Work of the Service; Leisure activities; Recreation;
    • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service annually sponsors a stamp-design contest, with wildlife artists from across the nation submitting their work for judging by a panel of artists, philatelists and wildlife experts. The winning art is used on the...
    • Sandhill cranes at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

    • Migratory birds; Birds; Shorebirds; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is south of Sacramento in the northern reaches of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Fish and Wildlife Service staff and partners have been working to restore historic wetland communities and enhance...

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