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Researchers say they want to conduct the first census of the American white pelican population in North America in about 25 years.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the deaths of thousands of young white pelicans at the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in central North Dakota, a year after thousands of adult birds abruptly left the refuge.
Federal biologists trying to solve the mystery of why 28,000 pelicans left Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge last year have bought electronic tracking devices for the birds.
Pelican nesting grounds will be off-limits to the public this year at a refuge in central North Dakota while biologists plan their most extensive study ever of the big birds.
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