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Jessica Priest

By Jessica Priest
Oct. 13, 2017 at 4:32 p.m.

Check out these photos from the International Crane Foundation. It put up a game camera to monitor how wildlife was adjusting to oil being drilled nearby at a fresh water pond on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This pond is a favorite spot for the endangered whooping cranes that winter there. Ironically, it is referred to as "Dry Hole." As you can see from these pictures, it was anything but dry after Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25. These photos could help to determine what the storm surge was there. The camera was mounted to face the pond. It is supposed to take a picture every five minutes during the day light, but it is also motion activated. The time stamp on these photos might be incorrect.

Click here to read the Victoria Advocate's most recent story about the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and the whooping cranes. You can also listen below to learn about the International Crane Foundation is preparing for the whooping cranes' return.



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