|Dogs partly blamed for collapse of bird colony|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DAYTONA BEACH — Biologists say dogs are partly responsible for the loss of rare bird nests on a central Florida beach.
Volusia County officials last week celebrated the discovery of 63 least tern nests on the beach at Disappearing Island. Biologists say 90 percent of the protected birds’ nests vanished by Wednesday.
State wildlife biologist Alex Kropp says it was the first large colony of least terns found on a Volusia County beach in a decade.
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