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Confused Pelicans May Have Lingered Too Long Up North

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Science  23 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5913, pp. 449
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5913.449a

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In recent weeks, hundreds of disoriented and emaciated brown pelicans have turned up in strange places along the Pacific coast from the Baja peninsula to Washington state, prompting concern for this once-imperiled bird now on the verge of removal from the endangered species list.