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  Squeedunk Product 1
At 225# displacement, the waterline length is 14' 2" and the waterline beam 21".
At 250# displacement the waterline length is 15' 11" and the waterline beam 21".
At 200# displacement the waterline length is 13" 9" and the waterline beam is 21".
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 The Rise of the Double-crested Cormorant on the Great Lakes: Winning the War Against Contaminants – Canadian ...
The cormorant's invasion was successful, as their population increased steadily during the '30s and '40s (Figure 2: Cormorant numbers on the Great Lakes have increased dramatically since 1980(28K gif)).
The cormorant populations on Lakes Ontario and Erie and the Canadian portions of Lakes Huron and Superior are shown in (Figure 6 (41K gif).
In 1994, the cormorant population of Lake Ontario decreased by 6%.
www.on.ec.gc.ca /wildlife/factsheets/fs_cormorants-e.html   (4968 words)

Cormorants are water-loving birds that choose nesting and roosting habitats safe from ground predators but close to feeding areas.
Cormorants fly in the shape of a “V” just like geese, but often glide while flying which is uncharacteristic of geese.
Oklahoma’s numerous reservoirs and abundant fish populations are an eye-opening treat to upwards of 50,000 cormorants migrating to and from breeding grounds during spring and fall.
www.wildlifedepartment.com /cormorant.htm   (591 words)

 Cormorant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The names "cormorant" and "shag" were originally the common names of the two species of the family found in Great Britain, Phalacrocorax carbo (now referred to by ornithologists as the Great Cormorant) and P.
In Guilin, China, cormorant birds are famous for fishing on the shallow Lijiang River.
Cormorants feature quite commonly in heraldry and medieval ornamentation, usually in their "wing-drying" pose, which was seen as representing the Christian cross.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cormorant   (1141 words)

 Fact Sheets > Double-Crested Cormorant
Cormorant is the common name for 30 species of birds that occur world-wide.
Cormorants are aquatic birds found on inland lakes, rivers and swamps as well as on the coast.
The word "cormorant" comes from the Latin name corvus marinus which means "sea crow." Other names used for the double-crested cormorant are water turkey, water buzzard, crow-duck, Farallon cormorant, Florida cormorant, shag, Taunton turkey and white-crested cormorant.
www.fact-sheets.com /science-nature/animals/cormorant   (550 words)

Based on Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, Cormorant joined in the dangerous and exacting task of clearing the North Sea minefields between 22 August 1919 and 1 October.
Cormorant towed small craft and barges between Southampton, England, and France until 28 September, then had a brief overhaul at Plymouth, returning to Falmouth for salvage and towing duty until 12 November.
Cormorant operated between Plymouth and Antwerp on towing duty until 16 January 1945, and returned to New York in convoy 28 February.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c13/cormorant-i.htm   (546 words)

 The Cormorant Conflict
Sea gulls, foxes, and raccoons are the primary predators of cormorant eggs and chicks, while the adult cormorants are susceptible to predation by bald eagles and the occasional owl[4].
The decline of the cormorant came as a result of reproductive failures, which were caused by the high level of toxic chemicals, mainly DDT and PCBs, found in the freshwater throughout the regions the cormorant inhabited.
The Cormorant is protected under the 1916 Migratory Bird Treaty with Canada, indirectly under the Ramsar Convention, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA).
www.animallaw.info /articles/dduscormorantconflict.htm   (3635 words)

 Double-crested Cormorant
The mating dance of the male cormorant is an intricate one, including seduction of the female with nesting materials.
The acidic nature of the cormorant’s feces kills the surrounding vegetation and eventually leads to the death of the nesting tree.
Anglers insist that the cormorants tend to favor fish that are commonly regarded as prize catches.
www.iisgcp.org /EXOTICSP/cormorant.html   (853 words)

 NAS: Cormorant
One of 38 species of cormorants worldwide, and one of six species in North America, it is usually found in flocks, and is sometimes confused with geese or loons when on the water.
However, according to dietary studies of cormorants on New York's Oneida Lake, summer resident and migrating birds can diminish the number of catchable size walleye pike and yellow perch available to anglers, but overall, cormorants are not a threat to the continued viability of these fish populations.
Cormorants are only one of many factors, such as water quality, aquatic habitat, other natural predation, and angler catch, that can affect forage fish populations.
www.audubon.org /news/cormorant/qa.html   (2571 words)

 Cormorant Management in New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Managing Double-crested Cormorants in the Eastern Basin of Lake Ontario, 1999 Excerpt from a poster presented at AOU meeting.
Cormorant populations have increased markedly across New York in recent years, likely a result of a cleaner environment and fewer pesticides causing reproductive problems.
And in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario, cormorants have been found to be a significant predator of smallmouth bass, which is a native, economically important species.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dfwmr/cormorant   (539 words)

 NatureWorks -Double-crested Cormorant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The double-crested cormorant is a little more than two feet long with a wingspan of about four feet.
The double-crested cormorant breeds from the coast of Alaska and Nova Scotia south to Mexico and the Bahamas.
The double-crested cormorant dives for fish and marine invertebrates from the water's surface.
www.nhptv.org /natureworks/doublecorm.htm   (214 words)

 NAS: Cormorant
Populations of double-crested cormorants declined dramatically during the 1950s and 1960s from the effects of human persecution, the pesticide DDT and the overall declining health of many ecosystems, especially that of the Great Lakes.
Cormorants and other waterbirds such as pelicans and herons can have adverse impacts on fish populations at fish farms, hatcheries, and sites where hatchery-reared fish are released- situations in which fish are concentrated in artificially high densities.
Because cormorants are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, their nests and eggs cannot be disturbed, and birds cannot be captured or killed unless a depredation permit is obtained from the Service.
www.audubon.org /news/cormorant/index2.html   (1071 words)

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Cormorant is the seventh of 12 Osprey class ships scheduled to be built.
This ship is capable of performing reconnaissance, classification, and neutralization of moored and bottom mines in coastal waters during worldwide Navy operations "Forward...From the Sea." This ship is armed with two.50 caliber machine guns; a high definition, variable depth sonar; and a remotely- operated, robotic submarine used to neutralize mines.
Cormorant is 188 feet in length, has a beam of 36 feet, and displaces approximately 960 metric tons when fully loaded.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/mine/cormorant/commissi.txt   (246 words)

 Flightless Cormorant
The flightless cormorant (Nannopterum harrisi) is the only cormorant (family Phalacrocoracidae) found in the Galapagos, and of the 27-28 cormorant species world-wide, it is the only one that has lost the ability to fly.
The flightless cormorant is among the rarest of the Galapagos sea birds with a population size of only around 800 pairs.
Flightless cormorants preserve this behavior, and it is not uncommon to see them standing with their stunted, scruffy-looking wings held out.
www.rit.edu /~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/Cormorant.html   (575 words)

 Cormorant - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Regarded by some as fl, sinister and greedy, cormorants are supreme fishers which can bring them into conflict with anglers and they have been persecuted in the past.
Found around the UK coastline on rocky shores, coastal lagoons and estuaries, it is increasingly being seen inland at reservoirs, lakes and gravel pits.
The name cormorant is derived from the Latin words ‘corvus’ and ‘marinus’ — literally ‘sea-crow’.
www.rspb.org.uk /birds/guide/c/cormorant/index.asp   (226 words)

 LeBlancT's Cormorant Paper
The numbers of Double-crested cormorants (Phalacrscorax auritus) have now increased to the points where many complaints are being made against this bird by the fishing industry for its alleged depredations on fish (Gross, A.O., 1944).
The first cormorant colony reported breeding in New York was on June 20th, 1945 at Gull island, Jefferson County, in eastern lake Ontario (Kutz, H.L. and G.G. Allen, 1947).
The cormorants should have the right to breed without human disturbance, and the fishing industry should also be able to catch "their" fish to live on.
members.aol.com /LeBlancT/DCCO.html   (1616 words)

 Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Cormorants are among the most familiar of local seabirds.
Yet old wildfowlers at that time declared it was not unusual in their younger days to see a cormorant on every stake.
The largest breeding colony of cormorants in East Anglia is situated at Abberton Reservoir, near Colchester.
www.birdsofbritain.co.uk /bird-guide/cormorant.htm   (480 words)

 C-16 Building Info
The Cormorant 16 has an actual overall length, 16’ 2", and a beam of 22 1/2".
The Cormorant 16 is a medium volume kayak, with ample capacity for week-long trips.
The Cormorant hull is constructed of 4 panels, two for the bottom and two for the sides.
www.squeedunk.com /c-16.htm   (779 words)

Cormorant not only has the “shoulders” needed to carry her rig, but she’s also got plenty of interior volume.
Cormorant’s builder, Cornish Crabbers Ltd. of Cornwall, England (they also build the Shrimper), shows a satisfying inclination for robust construction, without going overboard, so to speak.
Her deck is built of three layers of hand-laid 1-ounce mat, stiffened in the foredeck with a ΒΌ-inch end-grain balsa core and in the side decks with 3/8-inch marine plywood.
councill.home.mindspring.com /sbjournal/cormor/corm1.html   (615 words)

 CNN.com - The Navy's swimming spy plane - Feb 24, 2006
The Cormorant, a stealthy, jet-powered, autonomous aircraft that could be outfitted with either short-range weapons or surveillance equipment, is designed to launch out of the Trident missile tubes in some of the U.S. Navy's gigantic Cold War--era Ohio-class submarines.
These formerly nuke-toting subs have become less useful in a military climate evolved to favor surgical strikes over nuclear stalemates, but the Cormorant could use their now-vacant tubes to provide another unmanned option for spying on or destroying targets near the coast.
The Cormorant has to be strong enough to withstand the pressure 150 feet underwater -- enough to cave in hatches on a normal aircraft -- but light enough to fly.
www.cnn.com /2006/TECH/space/02/24/cormorant/index.html   (439 words)

 Minnesota Profile: Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus): Minnesota Conservation Volunteer: Minnesota DNR
The size of a small goose, it is 29 to 36 inches from bill to tail, and its wingspread may reach 54 inches.
In Minnesota cormorants eat brook stickleback, logperch, yellow perch, sunfish, cisco, white suckers, fl bullheads, white crappies, crayfish, northern pike, walleyes, and tiger salamanders.
This policy has reduced animosity, but the cormorant is still a bird of low esteem.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /volunteer/mayjun01/cormorant.html   (404 words)

 Duckworks Boatbuilders Supply
Cormorant is the largest boat I've ever designed.
The idea is that the adults sleep in the center cabin and the kids sleep in the forward room.
However this is still a true "instant boat" in that all of the parts that define the boat are drawn in detail and you can scale them up on plywood, cut it out and fasten together with no need for lofting or a building form.
www.duckworksbbs.com /plans/jim/cormorant/index.htm   (1299 words)

 Cormorant/Fisherman Conflict in Tillamook County
Because a few Tillamook County fishing guides and fishermen felt that cormorants were destroying their salmon and steelhead fisheries, they pressured the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) into giving them permits to harass (but not kill) cormorants in the spring of 1988 on public waters of Nehalem and Tillamook Bays.
But if cormorants are harassed, there are many other predators that could eat the "saved" smolts, including adult coho and chinook salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout, and striped bass that may eat millions of salmon and steelhead smolts along the Oregon Coast each year.
Biologists may have somewhat defused the cormorant harassment issue if they were more able to communicate with nonbiologically-trained fishermen, but even so, there are a few fishing guides and fishermen who refuse to believe any information that does not agree with their own opinions.
www.orednet.org /~rbayer/salmon/s6_cnt.htm   (1903 words)

 Cormorant family
The Cormorants are a fairly large family of fisheaters residing along freshwater and saltwater shores around the world, yet all are so closely related that all are usually placed within a single genus Phalacrocorax.
Cormorants used traditional sites for roosting and nesting, and the droppings at these sites can build up for years.
Cormorants are found almost everywhere that water meets shore.
www.montereybay.com /creagrus/cormorants.html   (739 words)

 Great Cormorant
The Great Cormorant is the largest of the Australian cormorants (70 - 90 cm) and is one of the largest in the world.
Great Cormorants are probably the most widespread member of the cormorant family with a range that includes North America, Europe, Africa, China, India, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
Great Cormorants are sociable birds and around breeding time they form colonies of about 2,000 birds, with colonies of up to 20,000 birds being reported.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/great_cormorant.htm   (364 words)

 Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/cormorant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony.
Cormorant comes from Old French cormareng, "raven of the sea," from corb, "raven" (from Latin corvus) + marenc, "of the sea" (from Latin marinus, from mare, "sea").
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 Photographs of Japan - Ukai Cormorant Fishing
Ukai, or cormorant fishing, is a traditional method of river fishing that has been practiced in Japan for some 1300 years.
The life span of a wild cormorant is approximately 4 to 5 years, but the cormorants used in Ukai are well fed and cared for and are treated like family by the fishing masters.
Each bird is on a leash, and it requires particular skill by the Usho to prevent the leashes from becoming entangled as the birds dive repeatedly for their catch.
phototravels.net /japan/ukai-cormorant-fishing.html   (755 words)

 EH101 Cormorant
The Cormorant is designed to operate both day and night in the most adverse weather conditions, including known icing, Cormorant incorporates modern design techniques and advanced technology features that make it the most capable, long range search and rescue helicopter available.
Cormorant features three General Electric T700-T6A1 engines, large sliding cargo door, a Breeze-Eastern twin rescue hoist system, a rear-ramp for loading vehicles and cargo,bubble observation windows on both sides of the fuselage and a Spectrolab SX-16 searchlight.
Cormorant is such a helicopter as it is able to operate in all weather conditions, including known icing.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/europe/eh101-cormorant.htm   (640 words)

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