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Posted August 24. 2017 1:08PM

Only one loon chick born in Squam Lake this year - lowest number ever

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An adult loon keeps a watchful eye as a newly hatched chick tests its tiny wings. While the chicks can immediately swim they can't fly until they are 12 to 13 weeks old and typically remain on the lake where they are born until shortly before ice-in. (Bea Lewis/Sunday News Correspondent)

Like loons throughout New Hampshire, loons on Squam are facing multiple threats, but results to date suggest that elevated levels of chemical contamination in ...


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