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European shags adjust flight style according to wind - Strategy minimizes costs of takeoff and cruising flight

Feb. 9, 2016

Katsufumi Sato (AORI, The University of Tokyo)

The research group of Professor Katsufumi Sato and their colleagues have demonstrated that seabirds always take off into the wind and actively adjust their flight behavior in accordance with wind speed and direction to minimize the energy costs of takeoff and cruising flight.
 

Detail: UTokyo Research "European shags adjust flight style according to wind - Strategy minimizes costs of takeoff and cruising flight"
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/utokyo-research/research-news/european-shags-adjust-flight-style-according-towind.html

UTokyo Research (Feb. 9, 2016)  

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