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 Post subject: Tern, Arctic
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:54 pm 
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Sea Lark found this article and asked me to post. Quite amazing!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8451908.stm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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 Post subject: Re: Arctic Tern's Epic Journey Mapped
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Quite remarkable.

I used to see them in the pack ice during the Austral Summers, then on their breeding grounds during the Northern Summers. I often wondered how they made this journey and what they had seen along the way.

If I remember correctly, one of the scientists told me that they had tracked birds crossing the Antarctic Peninsula at a height of 12,500ft to get to the Weddell Sea! Amazing birds.

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 Post subject: Re: Arctic Tern's Epic Journey Mapped
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:10 pm 
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Amazing!!! Even more so, as they do not use the same route on both journeys :shock:


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