Researchers fire cannons to capture elusive red knots in hopes of protecting shorebird

  • by: RODRIQUE NGOWI , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 20, 2013 - 1:03 PM

EASTHAM, Mass. — Three cannons explode on a deserted Cape Cod beach, unleashing a startling cloud of white smoke and sand. In tandem, projectiles erupt from the ground, flinging a net over a group of elusive shorebirds known as red knots.

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