Rachel Carson

Have you ever heard of Rachel Carson? The name just might ring a bell. She was a very famous lady in her time.
You non-Alaskans, have you ever seen a bald eagle, golden eagle, or peregrine falcon in the wild? If so, you can thank the spunky Ms. Carson.
Rachel Carson was born in 1907, and grew up with a keen love of nature. She pursued studies in marine biology and zoology and also had the writing bug.
She wrote books about nature and the ocean that were modestly successful, but in 1962, she penned a volume that probably saved many birds from extinction.

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BaldEagleInfo.com

June 28, 2007 marked a historic day for the national symbol. On that day, the bald eagle was removed from the threatened list for the lower 48 states!
In 1967, due mainly to DDT poisoning, the bald eagle was declared endangered. DDT caused the birds eggs to be produced with a very thin shell, which would be crushed under the weight of the mother.
Many other birds were also nearly driven to extinction by the supposedly beneficial insect killer.

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