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World’s Longest Migration Found to be Twice as Long as Originally Thought

by Mason Inman

The tiny arctic tern makes the longest migration of any animal in the world, flying about two times farther than previously thought, a new study says.

New miniature transmitters recently revealed that the 4-oz (113-g) bird follows zigzagging routes between Greenland and Antarctica each year. In the process, the arctic tern racks up about 44,000 frequent flier miles (71,000 km)—edging out its archrival, the sooty shearwater, by roughly 4,000 mi (6,440 km).

"There have been all kinds of theories, but now, for the first time, we’ve been able to show what the birds are doing out there," said the lead author of the study, Carsten Egevang of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

Since the birds often live 30 years or more, the researchers estimate that, over its lifetime, an arctic tern migrates about 1.5 million miles (2.4 million km)—equal to three trips to the moon and back…

(read more: National Geographic)

photograph and maps by Carsten Egevang

(via alex-does-science)


Moon Jellyfish
 Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic

Moon Jellyfish


Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic

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Okay, so this just happened.

In case you haven’t heard: Letterman is stepping down from the Late Show and I’m sure they’ve got a fresh young white dude in a suit ready and waiting to replace him.

I’m an avid late night enthusiast, but I am not ignorant to its downfalls. I cringe at every fat phobic short-sighted joke that does nothing to incite laughter and everything to reinforce harmful stereotypes - and that only scratches the surface.

There needs to be change.

Please consider showing your support for #LateShowWithLaverneCox and/or the dire need to diversify late night television.

Laverne seems game. Let’s discuss.

We need thisssss

We do! WE DOOOOO.

if laverne cox hosts the late show i will buy cable hold me to that 

Laverne Cox needs her own show. Yes.