Wildlife Department Oklahoma

Wildlife Yosemite

Mostly we could see oil at low tide and in the sand (which I had tested, at 28 ppm). The beaches have become "squishy" in a jello-like manner, due to oil, etc. filtering into the sand, also leaving trails which are uncharacteristic of the beach bottom. We saw many dead fish, crabs, and other sea life, including ghost crabs which were so disoriented they could not defend themselves. Small seams of oil can be found digging in the sand. When there is a fish or other wildlife kill, these are officially denied as being related to the oil spill, just as the tar balls were.

Animal Intelligence

The Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge also has a popular observation point for morning fly-outs of several species of birds. Found along the shores of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, and established in 1928, the 17,193 acres of freshwater marshes, and thirty acres of forested uplands, contained within the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge protect the brooding and nesting areas of Bald Eagles, American White Pelicans, ospreys, and an assortment of herons. The Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge also provides a year around, nine and a half mile long, self-guided canoe trail through Crystal Creek, Recreation Creek, Malone Springs, Wocus Cut, and Rocky Point for visitors that want to explore the refuge. Located in Moduc County, California, established in 1911, possessing approximately twenty thousand acres of open water, and about twenty-six thousand acres of low sagebrush, juniper habitat, upland bunchgrass, and small rocky islands the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is the home of a variety of birds including American White Pelicans and Double-Crested Cormorants. Mule deer, sage grouse, and pronghorn antelope can also be observed in the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Found south of Klamath Falls, Oregon, in northern California, and established in 1928, the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge's 39,116 acres of open waters and croplands, 17,000 farmed acres, and 1,900 acres of alfalfa, potatoes, and cereal grains provide a major food source for the refuge's water birds, Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, White-Faced Ibis, American White Pelicans, Canadian Geese, Peregrine Falcons, Western Grebes, Black Terns, Tri-Colored Blackbirds, and other species.