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    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survives Tsunami

    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survives Tsunami
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick on Eastern Island survives 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. On March 15, FWS released...
    • Large Area of Tsunami Debris on Eastern Island

    • Large Area of Tsunami Debris on Eastern Island
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds;Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Large area of tsunami debris on Eastern Island. 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. On March 15, FWS released an official...
    • Robert D. (Bob) Jones, Jr.

    • Robert D. (Bob) Jones, Jr.
    • History; Biography; Wildlife management; Boating; Boats; Waterfowl; Hunting; Predator control;
    • Robert D. (Bob) Jones, Jr. oral history interview as conducted by C.M. (Chuck) Mobley. Mr. Jones is probably better known by his nickname, "Sea Otter Jones."
    • Tsunami Destroys Laysan Island Work Site

    • Tsunami Destroys Laysan Island Work Site
    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View of shoreline south of camp looking north. Papahānumokuākea Marine National Monument and Laysan Island was struck by the tsunami on March 10 about 11:45 pm. The tsunami waves reached up into the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) camp...
    • 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...
    • Chicks and Adults Washed into Vegetation During Tsunami

    • Chicks and Adults Washed into Vegetation During Tsunami
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • The chicks and adults got washed up into big piles of dead vegetation 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. On March 15,...
    • Stuck Albatross and Chicks are Found and Released

    • Stuck Albatross and Chicks are Found and Released
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Albatross adult and two chicks uncovered alive in the tsunami aftermath. The 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. On March 15,...
    • Two Laysan Albatross Chicks Half Buried Were Later Rescued

    • Two Laysan Albatross Chicks Half Buried Were Later Rescued
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • These two Laysan albatross chicks were buried by sand and vegetation after tsunami wave. The 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...
    • Rescued Albatross Chicks

    • Rescued Albatross Chicks
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Hundreds of albatross chicks were disentangled from vegetation in the aftermath of the tsunami. The 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...
    • Laysan Albatross and Chicks Were Trapped and Later Rescued

    • Laysan Albatross and Chicks Were Trapped and Later Rescued
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Laysan albatross and chicks trapped in tsunami debris 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. On March 15, FWS released an...
    • Surviving Laysan albatross

    • Surviving Laysan albatross
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Laysan albatross chick survives after being washed over by tsunami wave. 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. On March 15,...
    • Adult Laysan Albatross Trapped Was Later Rescued

    • Adult Laysan Albatross Trapped Was Later Rescued
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This adult Laysan albatross was trapped in naupaka branches after tsunami wave. The 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. On...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Displaced but Survives

    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Displaced but Survives
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick in 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. On March 15,...
    • Laysan Albatross Chick and Adult

    • Laysan Albatross Chick and Adult
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This Laysan albatross chick was only inches away from being covered by debris during the 2011 tsunami. The adult wasn't so lucky. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March...
    • Laysan Island Work Site Destroyed by Tsunami

    • Laysan Island Work Site Destroyed by Tsunami
    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View from the kitchen tent door. Papahanumokuakea Marine National Monument and Laysan Island was struck by the tsunami on March 10 about 11:45 pm. The tsunami waves reached up into the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) camp co-located with...
    • Laysan Island after the Tsunami

    • Laysan Island after the Tsunami
    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View of shoreline looking towards the National Marine Fisheries Service camp. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck Laysan island late on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours into the early...
    • Laysan Island After the Tsunami

    • Laysan Island After the Tsunami
    • Coastal environments; Marine birds; Migratory birds; Tropical environments; Weather impacts; Wildlife refuges; Islands;
    • View looking north towards camp. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck Laysan island late on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours into the early morning hours of March 11th.All staff are...
    • Surviving Laysan Albatross Chick

    • Surviving Laysan Albatross Chick
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This Laysan albatross chick survived being washed over at Midway Atoll during 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. On March...
    • Half Buried Bonin Petrel Which Was Later Rescued

    • Half Buried Bonin Petrel Which Was Later Rescued
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This Bonin petrel was half buried in sand 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. On March 15, FWS released an official...

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