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duck

(dŭk)
n.
1. Any of various wild or domesticated waterbirds of the family Anatidae, characteristically having a broad flat bill, short legs, and webbed feet.
2. A female duck.
3. The flesh of a duck used as food.
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Eider group size increased at adjacent sites when overall hunting activity increased.
A mussel farmer in Chatham is going crazy over eiders devouring his beds, allegedly driving him out of business.
With humans and predators off their nesting grounds and year-round hunting ended, the stage was set for an eider comeback.
Eiders are northern sea ducks, known for their beauty and exquisitely fine down feathers, which were used for centuries to make comforters known as "eiderdowns." Among the largest ducks in North America, they are nearly 2 feet long and weigh about 4 pounds.
Worried, but determined to decode the eider's mysteries and work around challenges as they find them.
Since 1999, 17 students have participated in the Eider Journey program (15 from Barrow, one from Cold Bay, and one from Hawaii).
To help guests get around once they get to Barrow, the King Eider Inn has recently begun offering vehicle rentals, Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4x4 SUVs.
Assuming an eider feeding exclusively on blue mussels eats 130 g dry tissue biomass of mussels per day (a mean of estimates from Bedard et al.
The new MCZ encompasses the Farne Islands common eider breeding site which with Coquet Island off Amble are the main breeding areas for common eiders on the east coast of England and form the southern limit of regular breeding of the species on the western side of the North Sea.
The Glamorgan trainer was wary of the relatively short break between Potters Corner's effort in the Eider, also over a trip in excess of four miles less than a month ago, but his bold decision paid off.
He shot the bird while hunting a favorite haunt one January day on the barrier beaches of Cape Cod, where his technique is to pass-shoot the small to medium-sized flocks of eiders as they transition overhead from the Atlantic Ocean to a protected estuary.
EIDER ducks, the symbol of Northumberland with a connection going back more than 1,000 years, have a new champion.