Shearwaters - Article Summary

Shearwaters - Article Summary - Meredith Stanley ECOL183...

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Meredith Stanley ECOL183; Sec. 002 Article Review 1 Migratory Shearwaters The Shearwater seabird is believed to migrate long distances in its foraging cycles during the year. This study documented the movements of the seabirds on a global scale using small geolocating tags to tract where the animals were at various times of the year throughout their mating and migratory cycles. This study has very important influence on science’s view of bird migration length and migration patterns. “These extraordinary migration routes (64,03 + 9,779 km excluding the breeding period) represent the longest recorded of any animal tracked to date.” (Shaffer, Shearwaters, Results/Discussion) This study documented that Shearwaters actually travel the longest known migration distance, which will have a profound impact on views regarding the more “insignificant” smaller birds, and will hopefully lead to more research on these and other similar species. The scientists desired to study these birds in particular because there is a lot less
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This essay was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ECOL 183 taught by Professor Mangin during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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