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Black Oystercatcher on Gull Island, Alaska
October 20, 2020

Black Oystercatcher on Gull Island, Alaska

Black Oystercatcher on Gull Island, Kachemak Bay, Alaska 

USGS scientists map river bathymetry around bridge piers in the Copper River Delta, Alaska
September 30, 2020

Mapping river bathymetry in the Copper River Delta, Alaska

USGS scientists Robin Beebee (left) and Jeff Conaway use a boat-mounted multibeam echosounder to map river bathymetry around bridge piers in the Copper River Delta of Alaska. The bathymetric mapping is part of a streambed scour study conducted in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Pelagic cormorant, Gull Island, Kachemak Bay Alaska
August 24, 2020

Pelagic cormorant, Gull Island, Kachemak Bay Alaska

Pelagic cormorant, Gull Island, Kachemak Bay Alaska

Thick-billed Murres on the Pribilof Islands
August 24, 2020

Thick-billed Murres on the Pribilof Islands

Thick-billed Murres on the Pribilof Islands

Walruses resting on an ice floe
June 3, 2020

Walruses resting on an ice floe

A group of Pacific walruses during summer in the Chukchi Sea

Glaucous-winged gull with externally attached GPS satellite transmitter
May 28, 2020

Glaucous-winged gull with externally attached GPS satellite transmitte

Glaucous-winged gull with externally attached GPS satellite transmitter, Soldotna, Alaska

Barry Arm of Harriman Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska
May 15, 2020

Barry Arm of Harriman Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska

Barry Arm of Harriman Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska. Included is Barry Glacier and Cascade Glacier.

Maps displaying the spatial-temporal variability in the NPPSD 3.0 dataset
February 10, 2020

Maps displaying the spatial-temporal variability in the NPPSD 3.0 data

Maps displaying the spatial-temporal variability in the NPPSD 3.0 dataset

Aerial survey for Black Brant at Izembek Lagoon, Alaska
January 21, 2020

Aerial survey for Black Brant at Izembek Lagoon, Alaska

Example of a photo from the USFWS fall aerial survey for Black Brant at Izembek Lagoon. Inset shows a closer view of four Black Brant (bottom) with a Cackling Goose (top) foraging on eelgrass.  We can use artificial intelligence to automate counting birds in each photo to develop population estimates.

Semipalmated Sandpipers with leg bands or leg bands plus flag
January 21, 2020

Semipalmated Sandpipers with leg bands or leg bands plus flag

Semipalmated Sandpipers with A) Leg bands only (no flag), or B) leg bands plus flag From: Leg flags do not affect shorebird nests: https://doi.org/10.1111/jofo.12264

Geologist at Yukon Tanana Uplands Alaska
December 31, 2019

Geologist at Yukon Tanana Uplands Alaska

Geologist at Yukon Tanana Uplands Alaska.  This is part of the Earth MRI project.

Keychain in Inupiaq for USGS outreach activities about bird banding and reporting
December 3, 2019

Keychain in Inupiaq for USGS outreach activities about bird banding

Keychain developed for USGS outreach activities about bird banding and reporting in Inupiaq and English. Inupiaq translation provided by Qaiyaan and Jana Harcharek.