For centuries, the waters of Passamaquoddy and Cobscook bays near Eastport and L
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.
Passamaquoddy Bay, Cobscook Bay, Phalaropes
Moore, Bob, "For centuries, the waters of Passamaquoddy and Cobscook bays near Eastport and L" (2008). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 396.
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