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4 years 9 months ago

Storms overwhelm pelican rescue group

A bird rescue group is releasing brown pelicans in Southern California to make room for more of the ailing birds affected by storms and oily runoff. Paul Kelway of the International Bird Rescue Research Center in San Pedro says 10 or 20 pelicans, perhaps more, will be released Wednesday...

5 years 1 week ago

Brown pelicans no longer endangered

After nearly 40 years on the brink of extinction, the brown pelican is coming off the endangered species list. The bird now prevalent across Florida and the Gulf and Pacific coasts was declared an endangered species in 1970, after its population was devastated by the use of the pesticide DDT....

5 years 1 month ago

Shovelnose sturgeon proposed for listing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing federal protection for the shovelnose sturgeon to help protect the endangered pallid sturgeon. The agency says anglers accidentally harvest the pallid sturgeon when they're seeking the more plentiful shovelnose sturgeon, which is valued for its roe, sold as caviar. Fewer than 40...

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