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  • more loon info

    Ackerman, Bruce (ACKERMAN_B@harpo.dep.state.fl.us)
    Fri, 14 Mar 1997 10:19:48 -0500 (EST)

    great update on loons

    We also had some high loon mortality in 1996 and 1997 in southwest Florida.
    Loons seem to be more susceptible to red tide in the late winter, when the loons
    are molting in the spring, and can't fly away from it. Most of the other seabirds
    are not immobilized by molting.

    Dr. Bruce B. Ackerman (Manatee biologist and bird watcher)
    Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    Florida Marine Research Institute
    100 Eighth Avenue S.E.
    St. Petersburg Florida 33701-5095

    W: 813-896-8626
    FAX 813-893-1270