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CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 25, 1970
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(Studio) Coast Guard working tonight; protects wildlife in Farallon Island off California coast.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Farallon Island, California) Birds and sea lions breed on island; fur traders killed ancestors; Coast Guard keeps people away; now leaving outpost; animals will be defenseless. [Point Reyes Bird Observatory's John SMAIL - says birds may be wiped out if people come to island and walk around.] Sea lions shot by salmon fishermen. [Wildlife researcher Jim LEWIS - describes fishermen shooting sea lions.] [SMAIL - says at least 1 man should stay on island to protect wildlife.] Supply to Island expensive and difficult; nature delicately balanced.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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