Chatham, MA, to Scare Eiders from Mussel Beds
November 29, 2011
CapeCodOnline: Every fall, eiders flock to Chatham Harbor and settle in for six months of snacking on mussels, one of their favorite foods.
But this year, the thousands of sea ducks will get a booming welcome.
Three air cannons will fire every 20 to 30 minutes during the daytime from 3 rafts in the harbor located near the prime mussel beds that fishermen want to harvest come spring.
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