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Old 11-30-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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Tracking of Arctic terns Sterna paradisaea reveals longest animal migration — PNAS

I've been thinking about the migratory birds today as I watch my juncos feeding (I don't know where they arrive from, other than it is north of me.)

Apparently arctic terns have the longest migratory path of any animal on earth, with some individuals logging 80,000 km a year! I get tired just thinking about it.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, this is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar. - Lord Byron

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