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From U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services:

The endangered pallid sturgeon is a dinosaur among fish. Not only is it big, growing up to 80 pounds, it has bony plates instead of scales. Get more endangered species facts.Photo: Pallid Sturgeon (Courtesy of Sam Stukel/South Dakota Game and Parks)

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From U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services:

The endangered pallid sturgeon is a dinosaur among fish. Not only is it big, growing up to 80 pounds, it has bony plates instead of scales. Get more endangered species facts.

Photo: Pallid Sturgeon (Courtesy of Sam Stukel/South Dakota Game and Parks)

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From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

Love polar bears? You’re not alone!
Today’s throwback pic was taken back in 2009 by one of our employees involved with our polar bear program.
The primary objective of this program is to ensure that polar bear populations in Alaska remain a healthy, functioning component of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas ecosystems.
Get details about our program here … and find more polar bear images here.
Photo: One of our biologists works with a tranquilized bear on the ice, 2009. (Karyn Rhode/USFWS)

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From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

Love polar bears? You’re not alone!

Today’s throwback pic was taken back in 2009 by one of our employees involved with our polar bear program.

The primary objective of this program is to ensure that polar bear populations in Alaska remain a healthy, functioning component of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas ecosystems.

Get details about our program here … and find more polar bear images here.

Photo: One of our biologists works with a tranquilized bear on the ice, 2009. (Karyn Rhode/USFWS)

Image description: USGS hydrologic technician Bob Reaves collects streamflow measurements from the cableway at the USGS streamgage on the Snake River near Moran, WY. 
Photo from the U.S. Geological Survey

Image description: USGS hydrologic technician Bob Reaves collects streamflow measurements from the cableway at the USGS streamgage on the Snake River near Moran, WY. 


Photo from the U.S. Geological Survey

Image description: This graphic shows a wobbly polar vortex configuration in comparison to a more typical, compact configuration.
Learn how this wobbly polar vortex caused the recent cold spell across the country. 
Image from NOAA.

Image description: This graphic shows a wobbly polar vortex configuration in comparison to a more typical, compact configuration.

Learn how this wobbly polar vortex caused the recent cold spell across the country.

Image from NOAA.

Image description: This is Niijima, Earth’s newest island. It formed in late November as a result of volcanic activity in the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” The island is located about 1,000 miles south of Tokyo. Learn more about this new island.Photo from NASA.

Image description: This is Niijima, Earth’s newest island. It formed in late November as a result of volcanic activity in the Pacific “Ring of Fire.”

The island is located about 1,000 miles south of Tokyo.

Learn more about this new island.

Photo from NASA.