Cormorants To Be Killed
The Wisconsin DNR wants to cut half the number of birds eating fish from Lake Michigan. Five islands in the lake have more than 12,000 nesting pairs of cormorants, which can eat a pound of fish a day.
The DNR is worried that the birds will grow in population and expand their range. They hope to eliminate 6,000 pairs of birds occupying Cat Island in southern Green Bay, Hat and Jack islands off Door County in Green Bay, and Pilot and Spider islands.
The bird population will be reduced by oiling eggs, which will not kill adult birds, but suffocates embryos before they get a chance to hatch.
October 22, 2007 11:26 AM | Category: Animals