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  • A sea turtle hatchling on its trek across the sand to reach the Gulf of Mexico.
    Information icon A sea turtle hatchling makes its way across the sand to reach the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Becky Skiba, USFWS.

    The journey to restore the Gulf of Mexico

    Watch videos aboute the Department of the Inerior’s journey to restore the Gulf of Mexico  Learn more...

  • Row crops planted in a field.
    Information icon Seeding strips of native prairie into cropland to reduce soil loss and improve water quality at Neal Smith NWR. Photo by USFWS.

    Upper Mississippi River Watershed

    The Service collaborates with partners and other stakeholders to conserve, protect and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and habitat of the Upper Mississippi River Watershed.  Learn more...



  • A Florida manatee calf sticks close to its mother in shallow water
    Information icon A Florida manatee calf sticks close to its mother in shallow water. Photo: Keith Ramos, USFWS

    West Indian manatee

    Manatees are large, elongated marine mammals with paired flippers and a large round or spoon-shaped tail. They can reach lengths of over 14 feet and weights of over 3,000 pounds  Visit the species profile...

  • A duck with long green and brown feathers on its head in the shape of a backwards-hat
    Information icon A wood duck at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Robin Koch, USFWS volunteer.

    Wood duck

    Taxon: Anseriformes, Anatidae Range: Wood ducks are common year-round in the Southeastern United States and during summer and autumn throughout the Eastern United States and Canada. Wood ducks breed in most states east of the Rocky Mountains and throughout the Pacific Northwest, but they migrate from northern states and provinces to southern areas during early fall. Status: Not listed, low concern – Although breeding population estimates are not available for wood ducks based on breeding surveys, perhaps as many as 3 million breeding pairs exist across North America.  Visit the species profile...

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