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After a Boeing 777 made an emergency landing on the night of July 10, 2014, Fish and Wildlife Service employees and contractors provided 348 passengers with suitable shelter in the Midway gymnasium as they waited in anticipation for a second plane to arrive. 

  • Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing

    serving passengers in gym thumbnailThe residents on Midway worked into the night and early morning hours to assure crew and passengers were cared for and served a hot meal.   


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  • Verbesina Clean-up

    View the before and after photos of Eastern Island.

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  • Wisdom and her Chick

    Wisdom on egg

    Wisdom has likely raised at least 30 to 35 chicks during her breeding life, though the number may well be higher. Keep checking back as photos are added to the gallery starting with egg laying to raising her chick. Click on the link to view the photo gallery.

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  • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Hatches

  • Whiskered Tern Sighted

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    First confirmed sighting of a whiskered tern in the Hawaiian archipelago. It was discovered enjoying a brackish pond surrounded by endangered Laysan ducks. The whiskered tern breeds in a number of areas in southern Europe, India, south-west and south-east Asia, south-east Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Populations that breed in cooler northern locations migrate south for winter, to tropical Africa, India or Indonesia, a journey that can cover up to 5,000 miles. The whiskered tern lives mainly in inland marshes, pools and lakes, where there is substantial vegetation. It feeds

Last Updated: Oct 09, 2014
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