Chris Merkord Posted March 22, 2013 Share Posted March 22, 2013 An adult bald eagle shows off a "backpack" transmitter carefully installed by the Center for Conservation Biology. CREDIT: Photo by Robert Lin Beginning in the summer of 2007, the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) began deploying satellite transmitters with onboard GPS receivers on bald eagles within the Chesapeake Bay region. Most of those transmitters were deployed as part of a large Department of Defense (DOD) study. The DOD is interested in the birds because military bases often provide great cover for eagles. Unfortunately, eagles don't come out too well where there is ordnance testing, and the birds also run afoul of power lines and other installations. The purpose of the large DOD study is to prioritize mitigation of those hazards. View the full article from LiveScience Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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