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Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone
Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone

Bird watchers know where sea ducks like the surf scoter breed — across Canada and Alaska — and where they spend their winters — along the U.S. coasts, in bodies of water like the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Where they go in between is a bit of a mystery. But with wind turbines possibly dotting the horizon off of Ocean City beaches by the end of the decade, potentially creating a new obstacle on the birds' migration routes, answers are needed. Teams have spent three years in waters from Long Island to the Carolinas in search of surf scoters and two other types of sea birds, capturing them and releasing them with tracking devices. Scientists finished their...

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