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    • Hawaiian monk seal

    • Hawaiian monk seal
    • Wildlife refuges; Mammals; Endangered species;
    • Hawaiian monk seal plays in water at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
    • Eastern Island Wetland Damage

    • Eastern Island Wetland Damage
    • Tropical environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wetlands; Weather impacts;
    • Refuge staff has observed dramatic drops in the level of the water in wetlands on Eastern Island since the tsunami. The refuge is working with a hydrologist to understand if the tsunami may have had any long term effects on the island’s fresh...
    • Volunteers Removing Nonnative Ironwoods

    • Volunteers Removing Nonnative Ironwoods
    • Trees; Vegetation; Plants; Volunteers; Tropical environments; Resource management; Management; Islands; Habitat conservation;
    • Volunteers remove nonnative ironwoods from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Green Sea Turtles

    • Green Sea Turtles
    • Threatened species; Reptiles; Marine environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Green sea turtles climb onto the beach at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Green Sea Turtle

    • Green Sea Turtle
    • Threatened species; Reptiles; Marine environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A green sea turtle in the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Eastern Island Algae Bloom

    • Eastern Island Algae Bloom
    • Marine ecology; Marine environments; Tropical environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Weather impacts;
    • An algae bloom has been observed along the shore of Eastern Island, most likely a result from the increased amount of nutrients in the water, also from the tsunami. Staff will continue to observe the bloom to see if it persists over time.
    • View of Spit Island from Eastern Island

    • View of Spit Island from Eastern Island
    • Landscape photography; Islands; Coastal environments; Marine environments; Wildlife refuges;
    • Panoramic view of Spit Island from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Eastern Island sand is in the foreground with Spit Island in the distance. Spit Island is only approximately 15 acres in size.
    • 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 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

    • 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.
    • Boat Dock Damaged by Tsunami

    • Boat Dock Damaged by Tsunami
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Weather impacts;
    • Boat dock damage in Midway Atoll harbor 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. Fortunately, Midway residents received...

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