Tracking Common Eiders
Tracking Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) using satellite transmitters
On May 17, 2010, biologists from the Biodiversity Research Institute and Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife teamed up with wildlife veterinarians from the University of Florida to attach satellite transmitters to breeding common eiders in Casco Bay. Four healthy female eiders were selected to receive a small satellite transmitter that will provide detailed locations on their movements over the next 12 months. The primary goals of the study are to better understand the daily diurnal and seasonal movements of common eiders that breed in Maine.
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Please contact Patrick Keenan for details. Thank you.