Tag Archives: migration

SAHARA, THE CONFUSED SEAL

November 2007

Dealing with wild animals is difficult. This video tells the amusing/sad story of an arctic seal, which was found – very lost – off the coast of Africa, was brought to the UK, fed, then eventually released from the north coast of Scotland, pointed in the right direction. What happened next?

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Filed under Oceans, Videos

HOMING CROCS!

September 2007

Crocodiles are a problem for people in Australia, so they are regularly moved to less-densely populated areas. Trouble is, they seem to be coming back. This study in PLoS ONE (open access) used satellite tracking to show that some of them travelled over 400km. The question is – how do they do it, and why? BBC summary here.

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Filed under Reptiles

THE FLIGHT OF THE GODWIT

September 2007

The bar-tailed Godwit flies from Alaska to New Zealand, and back again. One female took just 8 days to fly the 11,500 km, which meant she was flying at around 60 kph…

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Filed under Behaviour, Birds

CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS MOBILE SPECIES

November 2006

Future changes in the global climate could have a catastrophic effect on highly mobile or migratory species, warns a UN report here.

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Filed under Climate change, Ecology (political), Extinction