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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.
    • 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
    • Walkway and Bravo Barracks in the Background

    • Birds; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Structures; Buildings, facilities and structures; Tropical environments;
    • Albatross and bonin petrel nests can be seen on both sides of the walkway on Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

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