Animals possessing a vertebral column or backbone including birds, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.
Western Fisheries Research Center--Forage fish studies in Puget Sound [ More info] Human perturbations such as shoreline armoring or urban development can affect the nearshore habitats critical to these populations of small fish which support birds and larger fish.
Whales and walrus: tillers of the seafloor [ More info] Report on sea floor marks in the Northeast Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea that were identified as pits and furrows caused by whales and walruses in the process of feeding on bottom crustaceans.
What's new at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Maryland) [ More info] Links to news articles on scientific activities at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, located in Maryland, north of Washington DC.
White Sturgeon Passage at The Dalles Dam [ More info] Upstream and downstream passage of white sturgeon at dams on the Columbia River.
White-nose syndrome in bats: U.S. Geological Survey updates [ More info] Summary of current knowledge of this increasing problem, emphasizing recent USGS research on the issues surrounding it.
Wild Sheep and Deer in Hawai'i - A Threat to Fragile Ecosystems [ More info] Shooting them doesn't work, they just breed more. And they trample on the native plants. These animals were brought to the islands during the last 150 years, and we're trying to develop ways of managing their impact on the native life.
Wind energy and wildlife research at the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center [ More info] How will the increasing use of wind turbines affect populations of wild birds and bats? This shows which birds and bats we study, and the aspects of their ecology that may be affected by wind energy development.
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