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    • Aerial of restoration site

    • Aerial photography; Habitat restoration; Wildlife refuges
    • Converting recently purchased orange groves into productive wildlife habitat for the birds of Pelican Island. Looking south toward Pelican Island from the barrier island.
    • Bird silhouette

    • Birds; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Boat tour on Sebastian River Jungle Cruise

    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife viewing; Water sports; Recreational vehicles; Leisure activities; Boating;
    • Sebastian is located in Indian River County on Florida's Space Coast and is home to the Sebastian Inlet and miles of pristine beaches. Its claim to fame is Pelican Island, the first designated wildlife refuge in the United States. It is also home...
    • Brown Pelican

    • Aquatic birds; Wildlife refuges; Oil spills;
    • Brown pelican cleaned and released after being caught in oil spill at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge near Vero Beach, FL.
    • David Janes oral history transcript

    • Biography; Employees (USFWS); Forestry; Military; Realty; Wetlands; Writing; Planning; Buildings, facilities and structures; Management; Youth; Biologists (USFWS);
    • David Janes oral history interview as conducted by Dorothe Norton. Along with working at various refuges, David Janes worked out of the regional offices in Region 5 and Region 6. He retired in 1997 as a GS-12 Land Acquisition Planning Biologist...
    • Double-crested Cormorant

    • Waterfowl; Wildlife refuges; Birds; Migratory birds;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Forster's Tern

    • Wildlife refuges; Shorebirds; Coastal environments; Birds;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • FWS Driving Boat

    • Boats; Employees (USFWS); Wildlife refuges; uniforms; service patch; history;
    • A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee drives a boat in the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
    • FWS Employee Bands Brown Pelican

    • Endangered and/or Threatened species; Birds;
    • FWS personnel banding a Brown Pelican. Pelicans almost disappeared from Texas because they were poisoned by the pesticide DDT, which caused them to lay thin-shelled eggs which broke during incubation. Because they were not able to produce young,...
    • Group of Wood Storks

    • Wildlife refuges; Waterfowl; Wading birds; Birds; Endangered and/or Threatened species;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Mangrove restoration

    • Coastal restoration; Coastal zone management; Employees (USFWS); Environmental quality; Equipment; Habitat restoration; Wildlife refuges;
    • Fish and Wildlife Service employees and others working on mangrove restoration project on the National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Northern gannet

    • Waterfowl; Wildlife refuges; Birds; Migratory birds;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...

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