Marine Debris on Hart Island, Maine

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Olivia Gieger/USFWS
Date Shot/Created
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Public Domain
Discarded lobster traps, buoys, and plastic trash of all varieties clutter bird nesting habitat on Hart Island, part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Caleb Spiegel, a wildlife biologist in the Fish and Wildlife Service's Migratory Birds Program (right foreground) and Linda Welch, the wildlife biologist at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (back right) are leading the team of partners to better identify patterns of such waste and work together to reduce it.
Subject tags
Marine environments
Migratory birds