Cormorant relocation not working out as planned

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A comedy of errors, including the typo in the headline.

Forcing a fish-eating bird colony off East Sand Island near Chinook to protect migrating young salmon and steelhead has resulted in unintended consequences.

Since cormorants breeding upriver of East Sand Island have fewer alternative sources of food, they consume more salmonids as a proportion of their diet. As a result, estuary-wide predation rates may be unchanged or even higher than before.

Moving them back to the island is one part of a possible response.

LINK (via Chinook Observer)

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