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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

BRI in the News

BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.

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Sep 16, 2014

MPBN Features BRI's New Research on How Birds and Bats Avoid Wind Turbines

Maine Research Group to Study How Birds and Bats Avoid Wind Turbines
By Jennifer Mitchell

A Maine wildlife science research center is receiving $1.1 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy to help answer some of the unknowns about wind power development.

"A big question we have as biologists is how are birds avoiding wind turbines." says Wing Goodale, deputy director of Biodiversity Research Institute, a science center headquartered in Portland. The money, he says, will be used on a series of innovative cameras developed by an aerial survey team in the United Kingdom, which can be mounted on wind turbines. The stereoscopic lenses will capture in-depth, 3-D images, recording bird and bat behavior.

Listen to the full story here.

 
Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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