Welcome to That's a Wrap, a weekly round up of what's been going on in and around the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! Every Friday, we'll supply you with the best news and info you'll need before heading out the door for the weekend.
And now, a disclaimer! We can't gather all of these lovely tidbits ourselves, so some of our links will take you away from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife website. We will never knowingly link to anything malicious, but we are obliged to tell you to be careful out there.
This week in the Service we ...
... celebrated the first successful Bald Eagle nesting at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.
... gave $3.3 million to help streams, lakes and coastal regions throughout the country.
... learned about two new hatcheries that are open to the public along the Downeast Fisheries Trail.
And in other news ...
... the U.S. is facing its worst drought since 1956
... whales are learning how to deal with humanity's din.
... and a 'nursery' of ancient animals has been found in Pompeii-like ash, giving scientists more of an idea about what life was like on Earth 500 million years ago.
Pic of the Week
(These plump plover chicks huddle with an egg. Photo: USFWS)
Learn how to identify Asian Carp:
And check out this whale shark 'stealing' some fish
And before you go ...