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January 26, 2014

In this May 17, 2011 photo, a Caspian tern carries its prey, a young salmon, on East Sand Island near Chinook, Washington. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday, May 13, 2013, that it will not keep killing gulls on East Sand Island near the mouth of the Columbia River. Federal agencies were concerned that gulls eating all the chicks on East Sand Island would make the terns return to an island farther upriver, where they ate millions of young salmon. But an environmental assessment concluded that the terns were unlikely to move, so there was no need to control the gulls. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Jamie Francis) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; TV OUT