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Is the bald eagle an endangered species?

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The bald eagle was officially removed from the U.S. government's list of threatened and endangered species.

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not anymore

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I think so
I did a report on it

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Yes it is. It has been since 2010. Quite sad, it is a beautiful type of bird :D

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Wait, Like Graceful said, it has been, now that I think about it the Government was doing some experiment on it and got the birds' breeding level boosted by 75%. They removed it in 2011...
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I think it was because it was not seen.

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they were once endanger but under protection there population has flourished

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not where i live.

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It used to be. It is still a felony to kill, hunt, poach, or own bald eagles though.

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*facepalm*

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No they made an incredible return in numbers. With the DDT problems and random killings for feathers it's amazing.

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Yes, it is an endangered species; they are considered "threatened" in Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. The reason for this is a chemical known as DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) that was being used in farmlands and other places to kill pests. The chemical got into the streams,, ponds, lakes, and rivers, poisoning the fish that the eagles preyed on. This went on for quite some time' the chemical was supposed to be "safe" and was sprayed on children at pools. After this went on for so long, the chemical was found to be very dangerous.

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HEY!!! Im doing a report on DDT for debate!!!!!! I guess great minds really DO think alike!!
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Awesome! I guess that was an extra helpful answer, then! xD
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'twas! Whats yur name! Mine's Indy.
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Adina. :)
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Thats a pretty name ^__^
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Thanks, yours is lovely!
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The American symbol, the Bald Eagle, was once threatened with extinction, due to the widespread and indiscriminate use of DDT, a very potent pesticide. DDT was spread over fields using crop dusters, and it drifted over lakes and streams. No thought to what damage it might cause.

DDT got into fish, and the fish got into the Bald Eagles. It caused the eggs of the eagles to become extremely thin, which caused the death of most of the chicks.

The use of DDT was finally stopped after the publication of a book called, "Silent Spring," by Rachel Carson. The book made the American people aware of what was happening, and public outcry caused the government to stop putting it everywhere, and to eventually ban it altogether.

It was DDT that kept bedbugs in check in America, however. Today we have an unstoppable explosion of bedbugs that we can't kill. Damned if you do, and damned if you don't...

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I believe their off the list of indangered. I as a long haul trucker I see them every day, what a beautiful site. I wouldn't wanna get cought hurting one though. Big trouble

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Yes but there are a nest of them at Kentucky lake there nest is above the water and there is a camera watching them at all times

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yes
i think so :(?

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