This video production contains music that has been licensed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This license allows for the free distribution of the finished video production, in its entirety, by video tape, Compact or Digital Video disc, or internet streaming and downloading. It is intended for the private, personal use the Public. Any non-private use by the Public of this video product containing licensed music requires that a separate license be obtained. You are responsible for any license requirement resulting from your use of the music. - - Matagorda Island is a narrow, 38-mile-long barrier island, about five miles off the Aransas shore. The two refuges together encompass about 115,000 acres. Aransas and Matagorda Island are both part of the century-old National Wildlife Refuge System. Scenic Matagorda Island offers visitors a glimpse of the past with windswept beach, a picturesque lighthouse erected in 1852 and Civil War trenches, the only remaining traces of an 1862 battle. - One of the rarest creatures in North America, the whooping crane is making a comeback from a low of 15 birds in 1941. Whooping cranes nest in Canada during the summer and winter at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. - You will find the refuge to be an excellent place for observing and studying wildlife and plants.
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