Friday, September 15, 2006

Tracking migration

In a Washington Post article earlier this week, "Figuring Out Birds’ Migrations, Motivations," the reporter presented the scenario of a bird that spends time in a balmy locale, flies thousands of miles north to lay eggs and raise young and then flies thousands of miles south to a tropical climate.

Then the article says:
The first step is to track the birds as they fly. And that is exactly what scientists are now doing for the first time.
I stumbled across the words "now doing for the first time." I think that the reporter didn't do enough homework (tsk, tsk, said the journalism graduate).

Anyone want to let the reporter, Shankar Vedantam, know about previous satellite-tracking projects?

Marbled Godwit courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

2 Comments:

Blogger Leigh said...

sorry to go off topic, but you ought to do a post about the nature conservancy visa cards, your blog gets a lot of traffic, and they're really quite neat.

http://www.nature.org/joinanddonate/corporatepartnerships/tnccard/

September 16, 2006 8:40 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

orrr since that link didnt work, cruize the nature conservancy site or google nature conservacy visa... heh.

September 16, 2006 8:41 AM  

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