Eight Bald Eagles Die of Disease Linked to Invasive Weed
May 01, 2012 -- Authorities say eight bald eagles found dead on a lake near the Georgia-South Carolina border died of a disease linked to an invasive weed.
The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/JmXUlA) that the deaths were the result of an algae-borne neurotoxin linked to the invasive weed hydrilla. The birds died during the winter and early spring. Read the full story to get the details.