Sunrise, July 23, 2008. The clouds are the part of the long arm of Hurricane Dolly that first hit Houston, which experienced mild rains afterward. The birds are coastal birds flying away from the hurricane, as many were that morning.
Isle Royale National Park draws visitors who like nature rugged and remote. It’s also the site of the longest-running study ever of a predator and its primary prey—even as global warming shows signs of upsetting the natural balance.
Below the surface, the tangle of red mangrove roots functions as a protective nursery for scores of juvenile fish species, from Goliath groupers to barracudas, as well as a platform of oysters and other shellfish.