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Pacific Lampreys Spawning

Pacific lampreys spawning in Cedar Creek, Washington.

The abundance and distribution of Pacific lamprey has significantly declined throughout its range over the past three decades. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and many others are taking steps to conserve lamprey.

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Video Credit: Travis Collier/USFWS

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Connecting People with Nature - Pacific Region 2008 Highlights

Running Time: 15:52

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Meet albatross biologist Marc Romano

Marc Romano is a Wildlife Biologist for the Pacific Region Migratory Bird Program of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Here he describes what a "typical" day looks like for him during albatross field season. He also explains the adult survival and breeding studies he and his team are conducting to understand more about albatrosses. The results will hopefully help to understand what is necessary to maintain and increase the black-footed and laysan albatross populations by working with partners to quantify and address potential threats to these magnificent species. Globally the black-footed albatross is listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Laysan albatross is listed as vulnerable.

Running Time: 7:05
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Photo: Albatross chick newly hatched on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. photo by: Marc Romano
Music: Gathering Waters by Sean Killen from Songs of the System 2003
Video photos by: Marc Romano except for albatross couple with egg by David Patte

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Looking into the World of Salmon

Salmoncam - Courtesy of Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office


Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Chalk Art

Sidewalk chalk art is a truly unique and fun form of art. This popular activity has been a part of the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival for more than 10 years. Artists venture out in the early morning to change ordinary gray sidewalk squares into impressive works of art. Four hours of intense creativity on hands and knees lead to colorful images that delight festival attendees throughout the weekend. Each square, usually numbering around 25, is sponsored by a local business and assigned an artist. The money raised from sponsors goes into the festival's student scholarship fund, which is given each year to a high school senior entering college to study in a natural resources field. Video by Tim Jewett

Running TIme: 3:20

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Native American Dancers, Aleut Tribe

Sngagim Axasniikangin (Dream Dancers) are 21 members from Bellingham, Washington, of the Unangax (Aleut) tribe from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Unangax have lived on the Aleutian Islands for more than 7,000 years. When the first Russians arrived, they brought Russian Orthodox Priests who carefully and respectfully documented the tribes' language, traditions and regalia. The outfits worn by the dancers were carefully researched and are accurate depictions of Unangax living hundreds of years ago. The dance group is dedicated to honoring their ancestors traditions and beliefs. They sing in their own language and handmake their regalia, relying on more than two decades of research to assure their performances are authentic and true to the Aleut history. Video by Tim Jewett

Running TIme: 2:45

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Last updated: October 18, 2010
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