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Despite major effort, endangered seabird's numbers drop at L.A. port site

Jun 26, 2011 10:11:13 PM- latimes.com
Imported sand, predator controls and other special touches at Pier 400 haven't stopped the decline there of the California least tern. 'The situation shows that it's not always "build it and they will come," ' an official says.

It cost the Port of Los Angeles roughly $350,000 to make a windswept spit of sand on the southeastern edge of the world's largest container terminal as welcoming as possible for a breeding colony of endangered California least terns.

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