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High tech tracking used to unlock secrets of bird's travels

On the longest day of the year, answers from an endangered seabird

10:29 AM, Jun. 24, 2013

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Just what does a state endangered seabird do on the longest day of the year?

State avian ecologists and their partners will get the definitive answer this year. Just in time for the summer solstice, they have outfitted 15 common terns with tiny devices that use daylight hours to help detect and record the birds' locations and whether they are in water.

The so-called "geolocators" will be calculating and recording the locations of the common terns every five minutes, eventually giving the Department of Natural Resources and partners very specific information about where these birds go and ...

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