Monday, May 20, 2013

Hundreds of Loons Dead, Invasive Species Suspected

Loons w. shoreline greens reflecting
Photo by L.L.Kooyer
More than 900 loons were found dead last fall on the shores of Lake Michigan.  Some were likely Minnesota birds, as Minnesota Loons that have been banded with GPS have been tracked there during migration.  You can listen to these radio spots from MPR for more information.

Audio reports:

1. Short MPR segment on Loon Deaths

2. Scientists Discuss Loon Deaths

Follow this link to the article:  MPR Report on Loon Deaths

On a cheerier note, the Minnesota Bound Loon Cam is up and running.  The link is in the Webcams box on the right sidebar.

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