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    • 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...
    • Washed Over Area of Sand Island in the Midway Atoll

    • Washed Over Area of Sand Island in the Midway Atoll
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Coastal environments; Weather impacts;
    • Washed over area of Sand 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. While Spit Island was completely washed over,...
    • Washed Over Area on Eastern Island with Few Nesting Birds Left

    • 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 on Eastern Island with Birds Returning

    • Washed Over Area on Eastern Island with Birds Returning
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Buildings, facilities and structures; 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. While Spit Island was completely washed over,...
    • Washed Over Area of Eastern Island

    • Washed Over Area of Eastern Island
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Coastal environments; Weather impacts;
    • View of a washed over area on Eastern Island near the shoreline 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. While Spit Island...
    • Washed Over Area of Sand Island

    • Washed Over Area of Sand Island
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Coastal environments; Weather impacts;
    • Washed over area of Sand 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. While Spit Island was completely washed over,...
    • Washed Over Area of Eastern Island With Birds

    • Washed Over Area of Eastern Island With Birds
    • 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. While Spit Island was completely washed over,...
    • Washed Over Area of Eastern Island with Chicks Scattered

    • 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...
    • Washed Over Area of Eastern Island

    • Washed Over Area of Eastern Island
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Coastal environments; 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.
    • 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 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...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg

    • Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg
    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Proud parent short-tailed albatross showing its egg. If the pair's effort is successful, this would mark the first confirmed hatching of a short-tailed albatross outside of Japan in modern history! Establishing a new nesting colony is one of...
    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest

    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest
    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The majestic short-tailed albatross, an endangered seabird, is the largest albatross in the North Pacific with a wing span of 7 to 7.5 feet and golden plumage on its heads and nape. Once thought to be the most abundant albatross species in the...
    • 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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