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Cormorants Eating Millions of Salmon

After getting federal permission to kill some sea lions feeding on protected salmon as they spawn, Oregon officials now seek the approval to shoot a sea bird that's eating millions of baby salmon each year. The double-crested cormorant, which has an estimated 10,500 breeding pairs in one colony at the mouth of the Columbia River, ate 22.6 million young salmon and steelhead last year, said Dan Roby, a professor of wildlife ecology at Oregon State University studying the birds.
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