Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 9, 2019

Still the Undisputed Champs of Mammalian Migrations

The New York Times reports on a new study on Caribou migration

Caribou, those stately ungulates from North America, have “long been credited with the world’s longest migration,” said Kyle Joly, a wildlife biologist with the National Park Service who studies caribou, and is the report’s lead author. But for decades, that claim relied on a single paper. “It really hadn’t been validated very robustly,” Dr. Joly said.

He decided it was time to double check — and to “see if there’s another animal out there that might take the crown,” he said. He and his collaborators started asking around for data sets, and amassed dozens from across the globe. They measured each distance as the crow flies, from where the animals started to where they ended up, and then back again.

Read article at  Still the Undisputed Champs of Mammalian Migrations

 


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