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About 300 birds, and a record number of chicks, could face trouble in Texas wintering grounds
September 2, 2017 | CBC News | Published News

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Scientists in Texas are monitoring whooping cranes traditional wintering grounds, and how they may be affected by Hurricane Harvey.

There are still only about 600 whooping cranes in the world, about half of which migrate to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Rockport. Rockport was hit by the Category 4 storm last week.

"We want to get out into the marshes and everything to see what's happening there in order to assess what the cranes will be coming back to," says Elizabeth Smith, a senior...

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