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The Hawk That Fishes

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Beginning in the 1940s, widespread use of DDT and other pesticides had a disastrous effect on wildfowl reproduction. In North Carolina eagles were wiped out and ospreys all but exterminated. Lake Ellis and Orton Pond were two osprey sites which escaped serious infestation of pesticides. While osprey populations are again on the rise, severe weather, predators, and habitat destruction can limit the survival of a number of fledglings.
Wildlife in North Carolina (NoCar SK 431 W54x), Vol. 47 Issue 6, June 1983, p24-27, il