Long Way Home

Carney, Elizabeth
October 2006
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;10/9/2006, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p6
The article offers information on findings by scientists, which reveal that Sooty shearwaters have the longest migration ever recorded, travelling for as far as 40,000 miles in one year. Sooty shearwaters journey from their New Zealand homes to feeding sites in the North Pacific Ocean and back again. Scientists recently tracked the birds' mega migration with small electronic tags that they had attached to the birds' legs. A quiz concerning the bird's migration is presented.


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