St. Matthew and Hall Islands are located within the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge led a research cruise to these islands for the first time in over 5 years. While there, biologists conducted a Rapid Ecological Assessment across multiple taxa including vascular and non-vascular plants, invertebrates, fish, mammals, and birds. A collection of satellite imagery is being used to assess coastal erosion and land cover types on these islands.
True color image of Hall Island, 2012. Credit to DigitalGlobe.