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Unusual Conservation Project Seeks to Restore Massachusetts' Loons With Maine Chicks
by Susan Sharon
There’s an unusual conservation effort underway involving loons from Maine called Restore the Call.
Biologists from the Biodiversity Research Institute have been capturing loon chicks from places with healthy loon populations and transporting them to a lake in southeastern Massachusetts, where they were wiped out more than a century ago. The hope is that by the time the chicks migrate for the winter, they’ll have imprinted on the new lake and will eventually return to successfully reproduce.
Susan Sharon takes us along for the nighttime capture and release of one the chicks, known as No. 6.
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