Ravens and Tortoises
Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown
This brief video shows why ravens are one of the primary threats to survival of the Mojave Desert Tortoise. It is an excerpt from the longer, award winning, USGS television program "The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises and Survival".
Location Taken: Mojave Desert, US