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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Photo by Shelley Grieshop/The Daily Standard

The population of the double-crested cormorant is higher at Grand Lake than state officials would like; last year 80 nesting pairs were counted. The bird's droppings are toxic to trees and some plants, and large flocks can reduce fish populations in some areas.

Related online story:
CELINA - State wildlife officials are closely monitoring the increasing number of double-crested cormorants at Grand Lake to ensure the invasive waterfowl doesn't wipe out other species. [More]
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