Threatened Red Knots, the Latest US Protected Species

December 10, 2014 5:15 PM

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There are a great deal of US species protected under the Endangered Species Act that you've likely never heard of, and the red knot shorebird was just became the latest on that list.

As of Tuesday, the red knot, a robin-sized bird that annually uses the United States - namely the Delaware Bay - as a rest stop during its incredibly long migrations, was designated as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act, earning it a number of ecological protections.

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