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Three Additional Chicks Hatch Unaided by Humans on Catalina Island.

Date Posted: April 16, 2007

On April 2, 2007, the Service announced that for the first time since intensive restoration efforts began nearly 30 years ago, two bald eagle chicks have hatched unaided by humans on Catalina Island over the weekend. Biologists have been working diligently to reestablish breeding bald eagles on Catalina Island after they disappeared from the region because of DDT contamination and other human impacts. Since then, 3 additional chicks have hatched naturally on the Island.

Jane Hendron 760-431-9440 ext. 205

Press Release: Two Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch Unaided on Catalina Island, April 2, 2007.

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