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These Ingenious "Meta-Bottles" Carry an Important Message from Point Reyes National Seashore

Stories about someone walking on a beach and finding a message in a bottle can capture our imagination, but a volunteer at Point Reyes National Seashore has used his imagination to turn the bottles themselves into the message--and he did it in a big way.
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Humpback Whale from Glacier Bay National Park is a Regular Winter Resident of Hawai'i

Hawaii's lure as a wintertime destination isn't limited to humans, and researchers recently spotted a regular seasonal visitor to island waters. A humpback whale that's regularly seen in and near Glacier Bay National Park each summer has been making the annual trek for at least two decades.
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Persistence Pays – Important Tract Finally Added to Gettysburg National Military Park

It's been nearly 148 years since major fighting occurred on the Emanuel Harman Farm near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and it's taken almost twenty years of negotiations in recent times, but an important 95-acre tract has now been acquired for Gettysburg National Military Park.
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On-line Gallery Features Impressive Work by "Artists in Residence" at Badlands National Park

The Badlands of South Dakota have inspired generations of artists, and participants in the Artists in Residence program at Badlands National Park have included photographers, painters, printmakers, writers and poets, a ceramicist and a composer. They've produced some outstanding work, and you can now enjoy their creativity via a new on-line exhibit.
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Interior Department Report Finds No Misconduct By Point Reyes National Seashore Staff In Review of Oyster Farm Impacts

National Park Service employees analyzing the impacts of an oyster farm on Point Reyes National Seashore "mishandled research," but did not engage in a criminal behavior or scientific misconduct, according to an Interior Department review of the matter.
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