Thursday, February 17, 2005

Satellite Mallard Tracking

You duck hunters may have known about this already, but I just found this site and thought is was neat. From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission comes Satellite Mallard Tracking Last March, they released 28 ducks carrying transmitters. Now only 7 are alive and transmitting. Several transmitters quit working, several ducks died before they got out of Arkansas last March, several died on the breeding grounds and 1 was harvested in North Dakota. Although they have lost quite a few transmitters, they were still able to gain insight into their migration patterns and breeding areas. In the near future, they will post a complete report detailing the fates of each of the 28 transmitters they released last year. The batteries used in these transmitters have a life of about 12 months so they expect to lose even more before too long.
This February, 53 more transmitters will be deployed and will be tracked on this site.

posted by Clay @ 2/17/2005 10:30:00 PM   1 comments


At 6:59 AM, Blogger joe said...

I have seen this in the paper, but now I am registered and have submitted a potential name for one of these tagged mallards(Jack--my dog's name).

I think one of these ducks is on my pond.


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