300 of those eggs. Caspian terns are protected under the federal

Migratory Bird Act and fall under the care of Fish and Wildlife.
Although Dan Roby, an associate professor at Oregon State University
working group member, told the Northwest Power Planning Council in
mid-March that the eggs would be destroyed, Rabe said they will not
destroyed, but will be used instead for research.
The working group expects some terns to also nest outside the estuary
areas along the Washington coast, such as in Willapa Bay or Grays
Harbor. In fact, …

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