Motherboard: The International Space Station Will Soon Help Track Bird and Insect Migration

75 percent of small birds and bugs are too small to track globally. The ICARUS initiative will change that.

It’s one of the bird world’s most epic journeys. After dodging predators and fiercely guarding their nests in the North American Arctic tundra, the American golden-plover begins one of the longest migrations of any shorebird. The journey to their wintering grounds, primarily in the pampas grasslands of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, is thousands of kilometers. Many don’t survive, but scientist don’t know exactly why, or where they get lost along the way. Read More.

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