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    • Wild pony

    • Mammals;
    • Also called Assateague pony; five wild feral ponies drinking at water pool with bay inlet and trees in background.
    • Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    • videography; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; wildlife conservation; broadcast; wildlife refuges
    • Chincoteague National Wildlife includes more than 14,000 acres of beach, dunes, marsh, and maritime forest. Within a workday’s access to millions of people, Chincoteague Refuge is one of the most visited refuges in the United States, providing...
    • Profile of a Chincoteague Pony

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short legs, thick manes, and large, round bellies. Though they are named after Chincoteague (the closest populated town) they actually live on Assateague Island, which is an undeveloped National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Guy Willey oral history transcript

    • History; Biography; Personnel; Wildlife refuges; Law enforcement;
    • Guy Willey oral history interview with Mark Madison. A person identified only as "Mike" is also present, as an interviewer.
    • Chincoteague Ponies at annual Assateague Island swim

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Assateague Island Pony Swim

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Chincoteague Ponies after swim from Assateague Island

    • Mammals; Wildlife viewing; Wildlife impacts; Wildlife refuges; Leisure activities; Recreation;
    • In 1835, the practice of pony penning began, with settlers rounding up ponies and removing some of them to the mainland. In 1924 the first official "Pony Penning Day" was held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where ponies were auctioned...
    • Cigar Daisey and Newman Merritt oral history transcript

    • History; Biography; Aquatic birds; Birds; Boats; Coastal environments; Commercial fishing; Crustaceans; Fishes; Fishing; Game wardens; Human impacts; Hunting; Indigenous populations; Islands; Law enforcement; Overfishing; Places (Human-made);...
    • Oral history interview with Cigar Daisey and Newman Merritt with Dave Hall as interviewer. There are two other gentleman present. They are not identified, other than the fact that one of them is referred to as “Pete”. They are from North...
    • Cigar Daisey oral history transcript

    • History; Biography; Aquatic environments; Birds; Coastal environments; Fishes; Fishing; Islands; Trapping; Wetlands; Hunting; Art;
    • Oral history interview with Cigar Daisey as interviewed by Dave Hall with commnents by George Lycock and Clarence McKenney.
    • Cigar Daisey oral history transcript

    • History; Biography; Birds; Hunting; Islands; Waterfowl; Wetlands; Art
    • Oral history interview with Cigar Daisey with Dave Hall as interviewer. Newman Merritt also present.
    • Jeff Fountain oral history transcript

    • History; Biography; Amphibians; Aquatic animals; Aquatic environments; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Fishes; Marine ecology; Wildlife refuges; Wilderness; Wetlands;
    • Oral history interview with Jeff Fountain and Jerry French as interviewer.
    • Tom Reed oral history transcript

    • History; Wildlife refuges; Hunting;
    • Oral history interview with Tom Reed as interviewed by Dave Hall. Also present are "Cigar" Daisey and a few unidentified others. This conversation is being video as well as audio recorded.
    • Assateague Island Lighthouse

    • Historic sites; Wildlife refuges; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • Peek at the Assateague Island Lighthouse in Virginia
    • Assateague Island Lighthouse beacon shines in the background

    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Birds; Panoramics; Scenics;
    • The Assateague Lighthouse has a distinctive sequence of light shining, a double flash, which sets it apart from other east coast lighthouses. An automatic timer starts the process each evening. Visitors can get a close-up view of the twin rotating...
    • Assateague Lighthouse

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Work of the Service; Buildings, facilities and structures;
    • The Assateague Lighthouse is located on the Virginia portion of Assateague Island. The Coast Guard has maintained the lighthouse for many years. Ownership of the lighthouse was transferred to the Fish & Wildlife Service from the Coast Guard in 2004.
    • Chincoteague Pony in a wooded area

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...

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