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cormorant

a sombre, mostly black, coastal bird that dives for its prey. There are many species. Called also shag, Phalacrocorax and Halietor spp.
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If the current contract survives the Cormorant challenge, Sikorsky is expected to begin delivering the first of the new Cyclones in November 2008.
Fortunately, instances of cormorants in our area are almost unprecedented presumably because we are about as far from the coast as it is possible to get in the British Isles
There is no doubt the cormorant population is growing by the week.
The trout simply don't last long, and anglers don't come back to parks that have problem cormorants.
Billy Makin, the owner of Makin Fisheries, near Wolvey, Leics, and Press and promotions officer of the Commercial Coarse Fisheries Association said: "Yes, we know that some people are shooting cormorants but, as an Association, we cannot recommend anglers or fishery owners to break the law.
The problem is greater than it has been for several seasons, and while it is possible to apply for a licence to shoot cormorants, permission is highly unlikely to be granted near built-up areas such as Yarm.
Brauning noted that, during the mid 1990s, up to 1,000 cormorants were regularly seen at Presque Isle State Park in Erie.
The cormorants are not only depriving anglers, they're also depriving indigenous local birds from in and around the city", said John Williams, secretary of Birmingham Anglers' Association.
But the RSPCA has blasted the omission of other important species such as little gulls and cormorants.
Oil had become vile by that time, and cormorants were sacred.
10,300,000: The number of juvenile salmon and steelhead eaten by cormorants on the Columbia River in 2006, according to an Oregon State University researcher.