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Population Control For Cormorants

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Biologists Jim Farquhar and Mike Smith inspect the cormorant nests in the treetops. (Photo by Karen Kelly)

The pesticide DDT almost wiped out the double-crested cormorant. Now, the bird is thriving, and it's blamed for devouring fish in lakes, rivers, and fish farms in many parts of the country. Karen Kelly reports on the struggle to share resources with this unpopular bird:

Wikipedia's page on the bird

Info on the bird from the USGS

Producer: Karen Kelly
Release Date: August 25, 2009
Running Time: 3:19

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