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The University of Exeter team visited Ireland this week as part of their ongoing investigation into the biology of the Brent Goose. This species has a remarkable migration, spanning from Northern Canada to Western Europe. The team collects DNA samples, blood for stable isotope analysis and various morphometric and behavioural data. We joined them on Wednesday to help out.

Step 1. Man the net
Step 2. Recover your goose
Step 3. Measure your goose
Step 4. Admire your goose  
Step 5. Release the geese


Adam Kane: kanead[at]

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