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In a draft plan released Thursday, the Army Corps of Engineers proses to kill half he double-crested cormorant nesting on Sand Island near the Mouth of the Columbia River because the birds eat too many young salmon and steehead.

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Columbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Dredging decades ago to aid Columbia River shippers also helped seabirds known as double-crested cormorants by creating a flat, sandy island ideal for nesting and feeding on young salmon and steelhead headed for the Pacific Ocean.

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