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#1 spongee62



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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

Just noticed this article....wondered what people thought.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

That's so sad . I realize there is a over population of them but I hope they don't get it. Also, the first sentence is so sad about the Sea Lions. :(

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

I'm only assuming that they meant Double-crested, not Double-breasted.

Salmon is very important here in the west. There is not a single solution to any salmon related recovery program that does not negatively impact another animal or a person's livelihood or interest. If you want salmon (and we do), someone or something has to sacrifice. Neither the birds or the sea lions are endangered, and this time they are the ones that can and will be sacrificed. Too bad, but the salmon are important too.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

I've got to agree with their plan. The Double-crested Cormorant population is pretty high, and I don't know of many predators that might reduce it. I'm sure the killing would be highly regulated.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

I wonder is the DCC population above pre-DDT levels? I know that on the east coast deer populations are high in many places because of the disappearance of predators. Is there any similarity here? And what preys (preyed) on DCC either now or historically?
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