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Unread postby Cherries » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:54 pm

Sea Lark found this article and asked me to post. Quite amazing!

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Re: Arctic Tern's Epic Journey Mapped

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:03 pm

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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Re: Arctic Tern's Epic Journey Mapped

Unread postby Micetta » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:10 pm

Amazing!!! Even more so, as they do not use the same route on both journeys :shock:


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