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Contact: Heather Dewar
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University of Maryland

Flight Training: Follow that Ultralight

Caption: All whooping cranes studied by the University of Maryland team got the same initial flight training as chicks, following an ultralight piloted by the non-profit Operation Migration from Wisconsin to Florida in the fall. The study examined their subsequent migrations, beginning the following spring.

Credit: Heather Ray/copyright Operation Migration USA Inc.

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