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    • 2009 Christmas Bird Count

    • 2009 Christmas Bird Count
    • Wildlife refuges; Birds; Birdwatching; Monitoring; Connecting people with nature; Recreation
    • Birders participate in the 2009 Christmas Bird Count at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
    • Anesthetizing Nutria Prior to Tagging

    • Anesthetizing Nutria Prior to Tagging
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is given a shot to put it to sleep while the collar is measured. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria as well as prevent their spreading.
    • 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.
    • Beach flower

    • Beach flower
    • Wildlife refuges; Marine environments;
    • Beautiful beach flower found along the dunes of Bulls Island
    • 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.
    • Captured nutria awaits tagging

    • Captured nutria awaits tagging
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria in a cage waits to get a tail tag. Tagging the animals will help biologists better understand the animal and prevent their spread.
    • 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.
    • Cleaning Equipment

    • Cleaning Equipment
    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Employees (USFWS); Biologists (USFWS); Work of the Service; uniforms; service patch;
    • Everything is cleaned with an iodine solution and water after each use.
    • Collar Tag for Nutria

    • Collar Tag for Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar tag to be put on a nutria. It's designed stretch so it can be put on snugly and a nutria will neither get a limb stuck inside nor have trouble breathing. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria's habits and...
    • Dunes

    • Dunes
    • Wildlife refuges; Marine environments;
    • View of the dunes on Bulls Island.
    • Female Chinook Being Spawned

    • Female Chinook Being Spawned
    • Fish hatcheries; Fisheries management; Fishes; Employees (USFWS); Biologists (USFWS); Work of the Service;
    • The eggs are removed from the females and placed in a container. Each female Chinook has between 4,000-5,000 eggs.

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