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large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish

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Shuyun feeds his cormorants chopped-up morsels of fish when they are fishing, without loosening the straw around their necks.
Not only did existing colonies of night herons, pigeon guillemots, pelagic cormorants and western gulls thrive, but the island's single nesting pair of Brandt's cormorants suddenly had company: In 1994, 40 pairs of Brandt's cormorants showed up.
Cormorants are not waterproof and that is why you see them on buoys on the Ship Canal with their wings outstretched.
Entering service between 2001 and 2003, the RCAF's 14 CH-149 Cormorants are dedicated to search and rescue (SAR) operations.
The Angling Trust, of which many of our local clubs are members, has launched the "Cormorant Watch 2" website, and are asking for our help as anglers, to register sightings of cormorants and goosanders.
Cormorants are opportunistic predators and are able to quickly adapt to new sources of prey (Keller 1995, Suter 1997, Leopold et al.
Galapagos cormorants are the only flightless cormorant species.
Abstract--In July 2014, we conducted nest counts at 7 of 8 known breeding colonies of Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) in western Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, to assess the current status of this population.
In addition to euthanizing California sea lions, wildlife officials have been shooting double-crested cormorants and barred owls, and poisoning ravens--species that have certain federal protections--all ostensibly to help struggling populations of Chinook salmon, greater sage grouse, and spotted owls--species that are either listed under the ESA or are potentially eligible for eventual listing.
cormorants abundance of regulatory measures to implement the five colonies service in
The objectives of this study are to evaluate reproductive success of Black-crowned Night-Herons (Nycticorax nycticorax), Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias), Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis), Great Egrets (Ardea alba), Snowy Egrets (Egretta thula), and Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) in wetlands and rivers of northeast South Dakota by determining nest and fledging success and evaluating local and landscape level habitat variables that affect nest success.
Father and son duo Mike and Tom Ayton bagged 39 rainbows to 4lb on Cutthroat Cats, Dermot Speight and Mike Gadd took 37 to 4lb between them and Tim Grove and John Smith brought 35 out of the culvert on Cormorants and Buzzers.
Cormorants, big beautiful - yet very annoying - aquatic birds have descended on our waters, and for want of a better word, have caused havoc, as fish stocks all over have depleted.
The cormorants have declined in part because of the predation of their young by bald eagles, which have become more prevalent in Maine, Allen said.
As part of an ongoing, long-term study on the reproductive ecology and health status of imperial cormorants (Phalacrocorax atriceps), blood samples were collected to establish baseline values for hematologic parameters (hematocrit, red and white blood cell counts, leukocyte profile, heterophil:lymphocyte ratio, total solids) and serum chemis tries (glucose, uric acid, urea, total protein, triglycerides, cholesterol, albumin:globulin ratio, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, creatine phosphokinase, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, calcium, phosphorus).