A pair of federally protected ospreys has nested on the upper structure of a ship belonging to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NOAA helps protect sea creatures, but the organization needs its ship to head to sea in two weeks.
The ship is docked in Washington. Washington state law says the birds can be removed as long as there are no eggs in the nest. The nest is empty for now, but that could change in an instant. The NOAA is expected to find an expert to help remove the ospreys before eggs are laid.
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