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Asset Type:Video Clip
File Type(s):mov,wmv
Duration:00:03:18
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Title: Sandpiper Egg Swap
Description: Dr. Bart Kempenaers, a behavioral ecologist from the Max Planck Institiute of Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany, and his team fashion fake Sandpiper eggs, swap them for the real ones in the nest and incubate them in their lab at BASCís (Barrow Arctic Science Consortium) new research facility. Once the hatchlings emerge, they take samples from them to determine factors such as paternity. The chicks are then returned to the nest, without the mother batting a feather.
Location:Dry Valleys, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Keywords:ecology, sandpipers, birds, arctic, barrow, alaska
Big Ideas:Wildlife, Arctic Birds
Projects:Arctic
Links:Dispatch: Sandpiper Egg Swap
Created By:Exploratorium
Copyright:2008 Exploratorium, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
Attribute As:Created for the Ice Stories project, © 2008 Exploratorium

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