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Threatened Piping Plovers Likely Took 'Big Hit' After Hurricane Matthew Swept Over Winter Habitats01:43
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Two plover chicks look for food along the water's edge in the area of Nauset Beach. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two plover chicks look for food along the water's edge in the area of Nauset Beach. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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New England beaches are expected to be home to far fewer piping plovers than in recent years. The endangered black and white shorebirds winter habitat in the Bahamas was hard hit by Hurricane Matthew this fall.

WNPR's Davis Dunavin reports that scientists believe the storm took a heavy toll on the birds.

This segment aired on January 6, 2017.

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