Monday, 8 August 2011

New Research on young puffins

I've just read a fascinating new piece of research on the movements of Puffins after fledging.

In an article published on 2 August 2011, by Tamera Jones, young Atlantic puffins migrating for the first time scout out their own routes, rather than relying on genetic programming or help from their parents, the latest study reveals. Studies in Skomer reveal some birds go to waters off Greenland or Iceland for the winter, while others stay closer to home or head out in the opposite direction into the Mediterranean.

I love the way new ways of carrying out research are helping discover more and more about the birds we know and love.

If you'd like to read the whole article, then click here : NERC On-Line

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