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    • Yellowmargin Trigger fish

    • Yellowmargin Trigger fish
    • Underwater photography; Fishes; Wildlife refuges; Marine environments;
    • Underwater photograph of a 20' long Yellowmargin triggerfish (Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus). Photograph was taken at 10' depth at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
    • Woody Debris in Channel

    • Woody Debris in Channel
    • Structures; Riparian environments; Rivers and streams; Habitat restoration; Wetland restoration; Wetlands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The placement of woody debris in the smaller constructed channels began.
    • 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...
    • Wind Turbine

    • Wind Turbine
    • Energy;
    • 3MW turbines recently installed at Tehachapi Pass. The wind farm has been operating since the 1980's. These new turbines are 410 feet tall from the ground to the tip of the blade.
    • Willamette Daisy

    • Willamette Daisy
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys; Endangered species;
    • image of the endangered Willamette Daisy. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental understanding of...
    • Wildlife Inspector with Travelers

    • Wildlife Inspector with Travelers
    • Law enforcement; Exhibits;
    • A Wildlife Inspector talking with travelers at the Service's "Buyer Beware" exhibit in Logan airport, Boston, MA. The exhibit is designed to educate travelers about the hazards of purchasing wildlife products abroad that are made from endangered or...
    • White-Topped Aster

    • White-Topped Aster
    • Wildflowers; Prairies; Vegetation; Valleys;
    • Image of the white-topped aster. Willamette Valley prairies support a wide range of interesting plants. Because plants are the core of the prairie, prairie preservation and management should start with a fundamental understanding of plants.
    • White-tipped Reef Sharks

    • White-tipped Reef Sharks
    • Underwater photography; Fishes; Marine environments; Islands;
    • Divers happened upon 15 white-tipped reef sharks sleeping next to the northwest seawall, where there are usually only one to three white-tips indicating that it may have been mating season for the sharks. The sharks were photographed in...
    • White Tern with Egg

    • White Tern with Egg
    • Birds; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments;
    • A white tern sits with its egg on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Western Snowy Plover with Triple Stripe Bands

    • Western Snowy Plover with Triple Stripe Bands
    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or salty areas that generally do not have much...
    • Western Snowy Plover Nest with Eggs

    • Western Snowy Plover Nest with Eggs
    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or salty areas that generally do not have much...
    • Western Snowy Plover Female on Eggs in Nest

    • Western Snowy Plover Female on Eggs in Nest
    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • A female western snowy plover sits on her nest. The Pacific coast population of western snowy plovers breeds on coastal beaches from southern Washington to southern Baja California, Mexico. Plovers lay their eggs in shallow depressions in sandy or...
    • Western Snowy Plover Adult Feeding

    • Western Snowy Plover Adult Feeding
    • Birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species; Coastal environments;
    • The Pacific Coast population of the western snowy plover is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as threatened. Threats include poor reproductive success, resulting from human disturbance, predation, and inclement weather,...
    • Western Burrowing Owl

    • Western Burrowing Owl
    • Birds; Species of concern;
    • This Burrowing Owl with its distinctive yellow eyes is seen holding its prey. Burrowing Owls make their nests in burrows in the ground.
    • Waters of Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge

    • Waters of Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
    • Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Wetlands; Lakes; Rivers and streams; Riparian environments;
    • The waters on the Pahranagat NWR attract thousands of waterfowl during migration, as the wildlife refuge is a stop along the Pacific Flyway.

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