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Watch Bald Eagles on Santa Cruz Island Get Tagged

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It's just about 11 a.m. and scientists are expected to band two baby bald eagles on Santa Cruz Island, which is 20 miles off the Ventura coast. The event is being broadcast live from the island online here. The bald eagle population within Channel Islands National Park suffered a blow in the 1960s, but recent efforts by the National Park Service and Nature Conservancy have helped bring them back. Today, biologists are banding the chicks by attaching radio and satellite transmitters. Health checks will also be conducted. Background on the chicks can be read here and here.