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cormorant

kawr muh ruhnt

  • n  large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish

  • The bird is known as the double-crested cormorant, but people in the delta are calling it the catfish poacher.
  • Puffin, gannet, razor bill, gull, guillemot, cormorant, tern or albatross, dipping in their wake to gobble up some bilge morsel, floats flapping and crippled among the sliding .
  • Most important guano bird is the guanay (a kind of cormorant), a highly efficient mechanism for catching the fish that swarm in Peruvian waters and turning them into fertilizer.
News & Articles

  • Young Marine cadets get helping hand
    LAKE CORMORANT — When the tough get going, they might need a little extra help to get there.
    June 12, 2013 - DeSoto Times-Tribune
  • School ends today for DeSoto students
    The school year ends today for students in DeSoto County Schools and Thursday will be the last day for teachers. Also, Lake Cormorant High School will kick off graduations of DeSoto County's eight public high schools with commencement exercises at 7 p.m. this evening at Landers Center in Southaven.
    June 12, 2013 - DeSoto Times-Tribune
Quotes

  • Bart Stupak in Cheboygan Daily Tribune (subscription)
    It does no good for one state or one government to adopt an aggressive cormorant control policy, if doing so simply motivates the birds to move across the lake,Stupak said. "By adopting a comprehensive and collaborative solution, we will...
  • Will MacKenzie in SI.com
    Ducks and stuff,MacKenzie said. "I'm a duck hunter. Ducks flying around everywhere. I know every bird in the book. I can spot a bird from 300 yards and tell you exactly if it's a drake whatever, cormorant or something. Or I just think...
  • Peter MacKay in Vertical Magazine (press release)
    The Cormorant helicopter provides Canada with one of the most modern and effective search and rescue capabilities, able to operate in some of the harshest, most severe conditions in the world,said Minister MacKay. "They can fly over 1,000...

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