Bird By Bird, Fin By Fin, Drop By Drop

For whooping cranes and other species, life depends on the health of Texas bays.
Written by Carol Flake Chapman
Read by Cecilia Nasti

Two distant white blobs stand out against the grayish horizon on an overcast day as the 75-foot Wharf Cat chugged slowly across Aransas Bay on its way to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Bracing myself on the boat’s observation deck, I focus my binoculars on the marshy southwest edge of the refuge and then nearly drop them in excitement as the blobs resolved themselves into a pair of huge birds feeding in a shallow pond….

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