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Chesapeake Bay Field Office Supports Sea Duck Research
Northeast Region, April 6, 2011
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Long-tailed duck, Arthur Grossett, courtesy Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Long-tailed duck, Arthur Grossett, courtesy Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - Photo Credit: n/a
Long-tailed duck, Matthew Perry, courtesy of Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Long-tailed duck, Matthew Perry, courtesy of Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - Photo Credit: n/a

Chesapeake Bay Field Office biologists working nights for two weeks assisted U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Research Refuge's monitoring of sea ducks. The biologists drove boats and helped with capturing, tagging, and releasing sea ducks found at the mouth of the Choptank River, Maryland. The tagged ducks will provide information on the flyways these ducks use as they migrate north as well as information on important breeding areas in Canada. Ten long-tailed ducks (Clangula hyemalis) and 11 scoters (Malanitta sp.) were captured, tagged and released.

 

For more information contact:

Chris Guy

410/573-4529

chris_guy@fws.gov


Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov



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