Tracked migration patterns

December 18, 2006

taggedbirds.jpg

This just in from washingtonpost.com. Professor Barbara Block at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station has been tracking migration patterns of various creatures over the Pacific Ocean. The image was seductive. There is so much information in it. I didn’t see the key to which colors are birds and which are whales and which are seals, but it didn’t matter. You can see where they go year after year. Prof Block has a stealth team that tags the fish and animals so that satellites are able to pick up and record the migratory patterns.

A beautiful piece of information!

[Photo © 2006 TOPP]

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