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E-M:/ Officials to hold meeting on bird die-offs

TRAVERSE CITY -- A second year of bird and fish die-offs along northern Michigan shorelines prompted environmentalists to schedule a gathering to address the growing problem.

Numerous state and federal biologists, conservationists, environmentalists, researchers and educators plan to meet in February to standardize data collection methods and discuss ways to minimize the impact of Type E botulism, a naturally occurring toxin they believe kills fish and birds, primarily waterfowl.


Type E Botulism in the Great Lakes
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