Climate change and vanishing islands threaten brown pelicans

Sliding off the side of her small boat, seabird biologist Bonnie Slaton wades through waist-high water, brown pelicans soaring overhead, until she reaches the shores of Raccoon Island. During seabird breeding season, the place is a raucous symphony of noise and motion—and one of the few remaining refuges for the iconic pelicans. The crescent-shaped island … Read more