The Comeback of an Ancient Fishing Bird

Feb 11, 2014

Double-crested cormorants were nearly wiped out in much of the U.S. before a rebound sparked by the federal government's 1972 ban the pesticide DDT and prohibitions on shooting the fishing birds.  

Now the once-persecuted birds are common in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere -- although still misunderstood and maligned.