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Mon June 1, 2009
Plight of the Great Cormorant
"When a growing population of an apex predator such as the bald eagle started to prey on a finite population of cormorant, the predictable result has been a decline in the number of local cormorants surviving to adulthood."
By Andy Wood
Wilmington, NC – A beautiful seabird called the cormorant has seen a reduction in its population, at the hands of a larger predatory bird, the bald eagle. This is problem, not only for the cormorant, but for the fate of the eagle as well.
Andy Wood is education curator for Audubon North Carolina and author of "Backyard Carolina," a collection of his WHQR commentaries.