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Arctic Tern Google Earth Tour


The arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) makes an incredible migration each year. These small birds travel distances of more than 50,000 miles, from pole to pole, crossing through temperate and tropical regions along the way. Carsten Egevang used geo-locator tags to track some of these terns, and he shares their story with us in this tour.

The Arctic Tern Google Earth Tour is narrated by Ari Daniel Shapiro. Produced byAtlantic Public Media and Eduardo Garcia Milagros.

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  • Fantastic thank you so much.
    My research shows how they actually can fly these distances. It is not what Avian flight scientists have thought.
    How birds actually fly has never been proven. I have the answer.
    Thanks again for this wonderful link.