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    • Laysan Island

    • Laysan Island
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • Laysan's ring of sandy dunes surrounds a 100-acre hypersaline interior lake, a feature unique to the Hawaiian Archipelago, and rare in the Pacific as a whole.
    • Laysan Island

    • Laysan Island
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • Laysan previously harbored 5 unique species, of which two still survive, the Laysan duck and the Laysan finch. In addition, 2 million seabirds nest here.
    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll

    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • The atoll boast the highest rate of reef fish that are unique to the Hawaiian Archipelago, with 62% of fish species out of a total 174 species.
    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll

    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • The islets at Pearl and Hermes Atoll provide dry land for monk seals, green turtles, and a multitude of seabirds, with 16 species breeding here.
    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll

    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll
    • Aerial photography; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments; Marine environments;
    • Pearl and Hermes Atoll is a large atoll with several small islets such as the ones shown here, forming a total of 96 acres of land surrounded by over 300,000 acres of coral reef habitat.
    • Jim Voelzer oral history transcript

    • Jim Voelzer oral history transcript
    • Aircraft; Aviation; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); Biography; History; Surveying; Management; Migratory birds; Bird banding; Waterfowl;
    • Jim Voelzer oral history transcript as conducted by John Cornely.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Nutria Health Exam
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • A nutria is examined before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Weighing Caged Nutria

    • Weighing Caged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Every nutria is weighed before tagging. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the habits of nutria and prevent their spreading
    • Tagging Nutria with Radio Telemetry Devices

    • Tagging Nutria with Radio Telemetry Devices
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does studies to find out how these animals affect habitat and other species. Biologists adjust the collar on this nutria prior to releasing him.
    • Collar Tag for Nutria

    • Collar Tag for Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar tag to be put on a nutria. It's designed stretch so it can be put on snugly and a nutria will neither get a limb stuck inside nor have trouble breathing. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria's habits and...
    • Nutria is Released Back Into the Water

    • Nutria is Released Back Into the Water
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • The tagged nutria is released back into the water. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the habits of nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Trapped Nutria

    • Trapped Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • These nutria were safely trapped the night before and will be tagged to learn more about their habits.
    • Nutria Health Exam

    • Nutria Health Exam
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A nutria is given a health exam before being tagged. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand nutria and prevent their spreading.
    • Tagged Nutria

    • Tagged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A collar is successfully attached to the nutria. Tagging the animals will help biologists to better understand the nutria and to prevent their spreading.
    • Caged Nutria

    • Caged Nutria
    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging;
    • A caged nutria, waiting to be tagged. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and preventing their spreading.

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