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Off They Go into the Wild Blue Yonder ts

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/off-they-go-into-the-wild-blue-yonder/
Ultralight airplane leads cranes on first migration south.

Ultralight airplane leads cranes on first migration south.

Eight specially trained whooping crane chicks hatched in May have now embarked on their first southward migration, with an ultralight airplane leading them. USGS researchers who hatched, raised, and trained the chicks at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, are eagerly following the cranes on their journey.

 Follow the cranes