Photo 6 Oct 197 notes Brown pelican chicks squawk in their nest in the middle of a colony on an uninhabited marsh on the Virginia side of Smith Island just south of Tylerton, Md., on June 12. Forty years ago, due to the pesticide DDT, brown pelicans were on the edge of extinction; the Smith island colony began to appear in 1987. Scientists believe global warming may be a factor in their northward range extension into the Chesapeake Bay. (Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency) (via Smith Island - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

Brown pelican chicks squawk in their nest in the middle of a colony on an uninhabited marsh on the Virginia side of Smith Island just south of Tylerton, Md., on June 12. Forty years ago, due to the pesticide DDT, brown pelicans were on the edge of extinction; the Smith island colony began to appear in 1987. Scientists believe global warming may be a factor in their northward range extension into the Chesapeake Bay. (Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency) (via Smith Island - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

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