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    • Eastern Island Algae Bloom

    • 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.
    • Tsunami Destroys Laysan Island Work Site

    • 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...
    • Laysan Island after the Tsunami

    • Laysan Island after the Tsunami
    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View of shoreline looking towards the National Marine Fisheries Service camp. 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...
    • 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...
    • Scoured Beach at Laysan Island

    • Scoured Beach at Laysan Island
    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View of shore line south of camp looking south. 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....
    • Laysan Island After the Tsunami

    • Laysan Island After the Tsunami
    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View looking north towards camp. 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...
    • Wisdom Returns to Feed Her Chick

    • Wisdom Returns to Feed Her Chick
    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • Fish and Wildlife Service announced on March 21, 2011 that Wisdom has returned. In the face of tremendous losses of Laysan and black-footed albatross at the Refuge - including an estimated 110,000 chicks and 2,000 adults - to the tsunami that...
    • Sand Island Beach

    • Sand Island Beach
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Marine environments; Trees; Tropical environments; Coastal environments;
    • View of a beach on Sand Island in the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Laysan Island Work Site Destroyed by Tsunami

    • 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...
    • Great ape conservation fund

    • Great ape conservation fund
    • Endangered species; Mammals;Population control; Statistics; Tropical environments; International affairs
    • This is a fact sheet explaining the Great Ape Conservation Fund. It describes the various factors leading to the perilous situation they face, as well as the projects the Fund has designed to help ease the situation.
    • Winged ambassadors: bird conservation in the Caribbean

    • Winged ambassadors: bird conservation in the Caribbean
    • Birds; Endangered species; Indigenous populations; International affairs; Islands; Threatened species; Work of the Service; Tropical environments
    • This is a fact sheet abou tthe Winged Ambassadors, a conservation initiative of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The program helps protect the many unique avifauna species endemic to the Caribbean. It briefly explains the situation with these...
    • Strawn Island Lagoon

    • Strawn Island Lagoon
    • Tropical environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Trees;
    • Scenic view of the lagoon from Strawn Island of Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Laysan albatross

    • Laysan albatross
    • Birds; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments;
    • Close up image of a Laysan albatross on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Brown Booby

    • Brown Booby
    • Birds; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Coastal environments;
    • Brown booby perches on driftwood on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

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