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DNR fisheries boat rescues migratory warblers lost in a fog

10:34 AM, Jun. 12, 2013
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For a few short hours, a state fish research boat became a port in the storm for a flock of exhausted migratory warblers.

Tim Kroeff, a fisheries technician for the Department of Natural Resources, shares the story of what happened when the Research Vessel Coregonus, was 16 miles off the Lake Michigan coast near Port Washington in a dense fog, its crew hauling in nets set the day before to assess lake trout and burbot populations.

Kim Grveles, a DNR avian ecologist who leads Wisconsin's efforts to protect and expand stopover habitat for migratory birds, has no doubt that the research boat saved ...

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