04 May 2010

New Lab Publication

It was recently demonstrated that shorebirds (godwits) fly non-stop between Alaska and New Zealand on their autumn migration - a flight that takes more than a week! Do we need to revise our current flight models as a result of these observations? How did such long flights evolve? These, and other questions are discussed in an "unsolved mystery" piece in the May issue of PLoS Biology: http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1000362

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