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Ecologists Protest Slaughter of Birds That Can Fly Through Hurricanes

Animals  (tags: American Bird Conservancy, Caribbean, Fletcher Smith, Florida, French Guiana, George Fenwick, Guadaoupe, Natural Resources )

- 2214 days ago -
"Using satellite transmitters attached to the birds, researchers tracked one Whimbrel - named Hope - through a large tropical storm in 2011."


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Angela N (0)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 9:40 pm

Danuta W (1251)
Monday August 27, 2012, 3:33 am

Elaya Raja (39)
Monday August 27, 2012, 4:07 am

Jim Phillips (3257)
Monday August 27, 2012, 4:55 pm
Researchers at the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) in Williamsburg, Va., have documented incredible feats of endurance by migrating Whimbrels (large shorebirds with long, down-curved bills) flying through storms, only to fall foul to the guns of unregulated hunting on islands, such as Guadeloupe and Martinique, as well as Barbados, French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana.

Ty, Judy.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday August 27, 2012, 8:00 pm

Sally M (72)
Monday August 27, 2012, 8:59 pm
Earth truly has animals that defy our abilities to even understand their feats of survival...........but to fall prey, fall from the sky, shot dead by a hunter with a damn gun is unthinkable! I am beginning to think that most of humanity really does not deserve to be on this planet..........hunters should be all shipped off to Mars and keep the new rover company shooting holes in rocks!!

Jerry B (128)
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:52 pm
Noted, wow that is really something them birds, and shame on those people for shooting them ..thanks Judy!

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:53 pm
Hunters should all be put on a battle field, at the end of the earth, to shoot each other into oblivion...

Mike H (252)
Monday August 27, 2012, 11:27 pm
Humans are a cancer on this planet

Veronique L (209)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 1:58 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 6:23 am
Noted and shared, thank you.

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Tuesday August 28, 2012, 7:12 am

Amanda A (201)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 1:43 pm
Noted. Thank you

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 5:54 pm
Noted! Birds have been flying a lot longer than man...I think they have a built in sonar system by God that lets them know how to avoid a severe storm OR the power to make it through one!
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