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Endangered Species: Toxins in the Great Lakes

Cheryl Ferguson Articles, Global News, Local News, Plover Lovers Committee

By Cheryl Santa Maria Digital Reporter Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 2:16 PM A recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that toxins in the Great Lakes are killing birds at an alarming rate. Since 1999, it’s estimated that more than 100,000 birds have died from avian botulism in this region. The disease attacks the nervous system leading to paralysis and, …