Though an adult pelican requires as much as 4 lbs of fish a day, they have been shown to not compete with commercial or sport fisherman, as they don't eat the same "quality" of fish as humans do.
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Benefits"
©1995-2008, The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
© The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Animal Diversity Web
Street, R. 1999. "Pelecanus occidentalis" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed July 12, 2009 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Pelecanus_occidentalis.html.
Become part of the EOL community—sign up for the EOL Newsletter today
Become part of the EOL community!
Join EOL now
Already a member?
Visit the Biodiversity Heritage Library