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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.
    • 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

    • 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
    • Nutria tags are prepared

    • Aquatic animals; Invasive species; Mammals; Rodents; Wildlife management; Trapping; Tagging; Biologists (USFWS);
    • Biologists prepare a tag for a nutria. The animals are trapped in order to tag them to better understand the habits of nutria and to prevent overpopulation.
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.
    • Red-shouldered Hawk

    • Birds; Birds of prey; Species of concern;
    • This hawk is named after it's distinctive red-shoulders.
    • Short-tailed Albatross chick survives major storm

    • Birds;
    • Gale force winds, rain, thunder, and lightning rocked Midway Atoll on Friday night, Feb. 11th, leading to moderate damage and loss of wildlife. Fortunately, no island residents or visitors were hurt and no major infrastructure was damaged. For at...
    • Historic canon at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

    • Birds; Historic sites; History; Marine birds; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments;
    • Remnant of the historic Battle of Midway, this canon found at Eastern Island at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, surrounded by nesting albatross. On September 13, 2000, the Secretary of the Interior designated the lands and waters of Midway...

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