Bald eagles making a comeback in Florida

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The national symbol is making a comeback in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Tuesday that the bald eagle population in the state is up nearly 9 percent since 2009 based on aerial surveys. The survey, done last year, counted 1,457 active bald eagle nests in Florida. The agency compares that with 1973, when just 88 active nests were counted.

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