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Bald eagle egg
Eagle egg collected when New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program fostered a chick in Camden, N.J.
Credit: Kathy Clark/NJENSP

From one to 135: New Jersey’s bald eagle success story

New Jersey had almost lost its bald eagle population by 1980. Every year, the eagle eggs at the state's last remaining nest were just too thin to withstand normal incubation—a result of residual contamination from the pesticide DDT. Biologists Ron Popowski and Kathy Clark share how the state and federal wildlife agencies creatively put the eagle on the road to recovery.

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Published on: Wednesday, May 01,2013

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