Many ships travel Great Circle Routes from Asia to the west coast of the US and back. Many of these ships have no tracking devices or oil-spill contingency plans, if they have no planned stops at US ports. When wrecks and groundings occur the risk...
ALASKA MARITIME NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE; AMNWR; Birds; birding; Marine birds ; rats; habitat; Coastal environments; biology. Rat prevention
Local ordinances for the Villages of St. Paul and St. George prohibit rat infested ships from entering the harbor, allow for inspection of ships and requires fish processing plants to maintain a rodent prevention program.
Biologist Dean Kildaw's work for Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge included weighing and banding Red-legged Kittiwakes. These images are from St. George Island in the Pribilofs of Alaska's Bering Sea.