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Foraging strategies of smallest seals revealed in first ever satellite tracking study

The first ever satellite tracking study of one the world’s endangered seal species has revealed new information about their migration habits and hunting patterns. Using satellite trackers, scientists humanely tagged and followed 75 Caspian seals for up to 11 and a half months, as part of a four year study into their behaviour. The species is found only in the …

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News in Photos: Whooping Crane guided by an Operation Migration ultralight

This young whooping crane is on its first fall migration, guided by an Operation Migration ultralight. Brown bars on its wings will fade by the time this bird migrates north in spring. Whoopers in the Eastern population have identifying bands, and many carry tracking devices that record their movements in detail. Whooping cranes learn how to migrate by following elders …

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