Critter Corner: The brown pelican
Brown pelican populations declined in the 1960s and '70s but rebounded when the pesticide DDT was banned.
- Still considered imperiled, they put on an amazing show when they catch their dinner by diving from 50 feet, plunging headfirst into the water.
What's happening: Pelican Harbor Seabird Station and The Little River Conservancy are hosting a kayak cleanup Sunday to help with the Little River Kayak Cleanup.
- Attendees can bring their own kayaks, canoes or paddleboards, with a limited number of kayaks available to rent for $10.
What they're saying: "Hook and line injuries are very common in pelicans, so it is important to be aware of your surroundings when you fish and to always dispose of your hook/line in the appropriate receptacles," Pelican Harbor communications director Hannah McDougall tells Axios.
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