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Where Do Maine’s Atlantic Puffins Go in the Winter?

By Timschreckengost @timshrek
Where do Maine’s Atlantic Puffins go in the winter?

Atlantic Puffin off the coast of New Jersey on 2/4/2012 (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Audubon researchers recently figured out where Maine’s Atlantic Puffins go for the winter. You can read the full article here. Technology is awesome.

“Scientists as well as bird-watchers have long wondered exactly where puffins go in the winter months, which they spend far out at sea.  Now, researchers in Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program, also known as Project Puffin, are beginning to unravel the mystery.  Geo-locating- technology has enabled the first ever winter tracking of individual Atlantic Puffins from North America and revealed their far-flung travels.”


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