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USGS Scientist Andy Ramey releases a Northern Pintail Duck in Japan

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USGS Alaska Science Center biologists Andrew Ramey and John Reed travelled to Japan to capture spring staging northern pintail ducks in collaboration with researchers from the University of Tokyo, Satoyama Research Society, and Kucharo Lake Waterfowl Observatory. This capture effort will further inform the role of migratory birds in the movement of avian diseases, the genetic diversity of avian pathogens, and the optimization of surveillance plans for detection of emerging wildlife disease in North America.


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