More loons are getting tested for West Nile Virus this week, after the DNR reports an uptick in dead loons in northeastern Minnesota. DNR’s Gaea Crozier, “we are asking the public that if they see two or more dead loons on a lake that they report that to us, and we’re doing this as a way to track where people are finding dead loons and track where the West Nile Virus may be occurring.” Crozier says infected mosquitoes transfer the disease to the loons–which die quickly as a result. If you see dead loons, simply email the information to the nearest DNR non-game wildlife staff for tracking.