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The Desert Tortoise, a threatened species under the Federal Endangered Species Act, was being studied intensively in the Mojave Desert of southern California. During the spring months the tortoise emerges from it's burrow. Some of the tortoises have been fitted with monitors for tracking purposes. These photographs were from a survey in April, 1998.

Gillian Bowser, a Joshua Tree National Park ecologist, examines a California Desert Tortoise. Bowser made weekly checks to document the tortoise movements, diet, size, and interaction with other tortoises.
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Desert Tortoise Survey_Joshua Tree N.P._1998
The Desert Tortoise, a threatened species under the Federal Endangered Species Act, was being studied intensively in the Mojave Desert of southern California. During the spring months the tortoise emerges from it's burrow. Some of the tortoises have been fitted with monitors for tracking purposes. These photographs were from a survey in April, 1998.<br />
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Gillian Bowser, a Joshua Tree National Park ecologist, examines a California Desert Tortoise. Bowser made weekly checks to document the tortoise movements, diet, size, and interaction with other tortoises.