osprey_perched.jpgAfter the population of osprey in Massachusetts plummeted to 12 pairs in the 1960s, the majestic bird began a slow recovery starting after the banning on DDT in 1972. The state removed the osprey from its listing as a species of special concern when the nesting population hit 300 pairs. Today, there are between 1,000 to 1,500 osprey pairs that nest in southern New England.

(Read the full story at Cape Cod online)

(Photo by Mike Baird, CC license 2.0) 


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