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Monday, October 27, 2008

The flight of the Godwits - a world record 11,000km non-stop journey...


World scientists have simply marvelled over the flight of the Godwits - a little female Godwit somewhere in New Zealand has achieved a world record for non-stop flying - an epic 11,200 km journey from Alaska in the north down to New Zealand in the Pacific in one single flight!

A major international study into the birds has been published in the journal PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B and an explanation as to why the Godwit fly so far from Alaska down to New Zealand in the Pacific.

It was reportedly an 11,000 km non-stop journey - gobsmacking to say the least!

Acknowledgements to the photographer above:

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