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Old 04-26-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Default CA FINALLY Gets Something Right

Once nearly extinct, the California condor nears new milestones - CNN.com

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Old 04-27-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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That is good news, banning lead shot has helped the effort.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Yeah for the Condor.

What a bunch of Malarkey.

Wow now its DDT and west Nile virus. I thought it was lead from dead carcasses left by poachers? No mention of that in the story. If DDT is such a big issue again how come the Eagles are breeding and multiplying like rabbits once more. I thought it was DDT that was destroying their eggs.

So basically unless we cordoned off the entire western half of the US, start an egg replacement and inoculation program for diseases this species can not survive.

HHMMM how about this. This bird was becoming extinct before Lewis and Clark's journey.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Yeah for the Condor.

What a bunch of Malarkey.

Wow now its DDT and west Nile virus. I thought it was lead from dead carcasses left by poachers? No mention of that in the story. If DDT is such a big issue again how come the Eagles are breeding and multiplying like rabbits once more. I thought it was DDT that was destroying their eggs.

So basically unless we cordoned off the entire western half of the US, start an egg replacement and inoculation program for diseases this species can not survive.

HHMMM how about this. This bird was becoming extinct before Lewis and Clark's journey.
Different organisms are effected by different things. Eagles eat different things than Condors and so were effected by different things.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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HHMMM how about this. This bird was becoming extinct before Lewis and Clark's journey.
But it wasn't. Perhaps you should learn a thing or two about North American birds before you make yourself look completely retarded in this thread.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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"CA FINALLY gets something right"?

Because nothing in or from California has never been successful before?
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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But it wasn't. Perhaps you should learn a thing or two about North American birds before you make yourself look completely retarded in this thread.
So enlighten me o great one. I don't see any information posted by you to dispute my argument. Other than personally calling me a retard which is against the TOS. I thought you were above that kind of personal attack. So attack my argument like I attacked the argument of the OP.

Go ahead now. I'll wait while you search the Internet.......

Here let me get you started from the article:

"Condors are doing what they normally do: They feed on marine animal carcasses," Mace said. "We are excited that condors are doing activities that Lewis and Clark observed more than 100 years ago. But it turns out these marine animals are feeding on DDE, and now the condors are feeding on them, and the shells of their eggs are thin and break."
DDE is formed when the pesticide DDT breaks down. DDT is banned in the United States, but the chemical enters the environment through its use in other countries."

90% of the eagles diet are marine animals especially in coastal areas like CALIFORNIA . HHHMMMMMM I though they ate different things?

http://www.indiana.edu/~bradwood/eagles/eat.htm (broken link)
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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Wonder how many millions of dollars it cost to "save" each one of those 400 birds? The real endangered species in CA is a working, tax-paying citizen who takes care of himself instead of mooching off others.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Police State
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The Condor is a pretty dumb bird in the first place. We shouldn't have interfered with natural selection.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Wonder how many millions of dollars it cost to "save" each one of those 400 birds? The real endangered species in CA is a working, tax-paying citizen who takes care of himself instead of mooching off others.
I'd rather be spending my money on the damn birds than soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Or maybe we can eliminate giving Oil Companies $4 Billion in TAX BREAKS.
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