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Loon hatches for 1st time in century in southeastern region


FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A loon hatched for the first time in more than century in southeastern Massachusetts thanks to a long-term effort to restore the traditional nesting grounds for the aquatic birds, wildlife officials said.

The chick hatched this spring in Fall River, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and Biodiversity Research Institute, a Portland, Maine-based group, announced Thursday.

Biodiversity Research Institute relocated loon chicks from Maine and New York to the Lakeville, Massachusetts, area back in 2015 in the hopes of re-establishing breeding and nesti...

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