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Tracking Sooty Terns On Their Comings And Goings From Dry Tortugas National Park

When I think back to my week camping within Dry Tortugas National Park, I remember the sounds beyond all else. Throughout the day and into the deepest hours of the night, the cacophony of seabird calls reverberated across the small islands and brick walls of Fort Jefferson. The Sooty terns, Brown noddies, and Magnificent frigatebirds constantly swirled above their breeding grounds, creating a dynamic, ever-changing landscape.
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Valles Caldera National Preserve Approves Road Race Despite Last Year's Bear Mauling

Less than a year after a runner in a road race was mauled by a black bear in Valles Caldera National Preserve, park officials have approved another road race through the park in northern New Mexico. And it is scheduled to be held when black bears are with new cubs and elk are calving and overly sensitive to human disturbances.
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Man Fined $1,000 For Illegal Possession Of Wildlife, Taking Petrified Wood From Petrified Forest National Park

A North Carolina man with a hankering for wildlife and petrified wood has been fined $1,000 after rangers at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona found 35 pounds of petrified wood and a trash bag with wings of birds protected by the Migratory Bird Act in his vehicle.
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Plans To Improve Salmon Habitat At Muir Woods National Monument Open For Public Comment

In a bid to improve habitat for endangered Coho salmon that use Redwood Creek in Muir Woods National Monument, the National Park Service is proposing to rebuild bridges that cross the stream, create deeper pools for rearing habitat, and revegetate sections to improve cover for fish.
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