Title

For centuries, the waters of Passamaquoddy and Cobscook bays near Eastport and L

Authors

Bob Moore

Source

Island Journal

Date

2008

Volume Number

Volume 24

Pages

90-93

Abstract

For centuries, the waters of Passamaquoddy and Cobscook bays near Eastport and Lubec have been fall migration stopover habitat for the red-necked phalaropes. Perhaps a quarter of the world population fed in the rich tidal waters until the mid-1980s, but today they have all but disappeared. A group of experts has come together to analyze the population decline, which might be tied to a decrease in the bird's favored food. Another possibility is that the population of the Arctic-breeding bird, about which little is known, has collapsed.

Subjects

Passamaquoddy Bay, Cobscook Bay, Phalaropes

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