Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Osprey Internet Sensation Helps Scientists

Heiko Langner, Director of UM's Enviromental Biogeochemistry lab, set up three different webcams overlooking Osprey nests to help him gauge mercury levels in Montana's rivers. The birds became an internet sensation with the public, receiving hit after hit on their website. While Langner says he didn't realize that there would be so many fans, he is thankful of the community's desire to know more about the birds. UM News reporter Adrienne Ellsworth and photographer Katie Radford discovered just how the birds of prey were aiding in UM's research.

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