Brown Pelican

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
10287712/1000000 sec. / ISO 640
Nearest Area
Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay
Town
Smith Island
Brief Directions
Access only by boat
Description
"N86" A tagged Brown pelican is an 18-year old female who finds a remote island on the Chesapeake Bay an ideal place for raising her young. By 1970 the Brown pelican was declared Endangered through the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to over hunting and DDT and other pesticides. DDT was banned in 1972 and with nesting habitat protection, the pelican was removed from the endangered list in 2009 and populations continue to increase. The Brown pelican is a shining example of the success in conservation and habitat preservation.
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Date Added
August 10, 2019
Date Taken
June 4, 2019