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As can be seen by the tracks in this picture, a "false crawl" occurred. A nesting female crawled up on the beach, ran into the rockpile, and returned to the ocean having laid no eggs.


Image Credit: FWC



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The world's whooping crane population has gradually increased from a low of 22 birds in 1941 to 503 birds in 2009.

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