Caribou Along Alaska's Coast

Image: Caribou Along Alaska's Coast

Detailed Description

This photograph shows three caribou escape the mosquitos on the mudflats of Kasegaluk Lagoon on the Chukchi Sea coast of Alaska. Coastal erosion along the Arctic coast is chronic, widespread and potentially accelerating, posing threats to infrastructure important for defense and energy purposes, natural shoreline habitats and nearby Native communities. To help address these concerns, the USGS is collecting information on past and present shoreline changes along the conterminous United States and parts of Alaska and Hawaii. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 3872 x 2592

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Chukchi Sea Coast, AK, US