Hawaii News Digest, 17 October 2017, 1540 UTC, Post #15789.
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Nesting seabirds on tiny Lehua Island near Kauai are safe now that aerial poison drops have killed the invasive rat population. According to Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project worker Andre Raine, Hawaii’s plan to eradicate rats from Lehua Island has succeeded, “with no signs of negative impact on marine life.” Recovery project workers are monitoring the 279-acre island following the last air drop on 12 September 2017. A similar effort in 2009 met with mixed results.
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