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Behavior of the Common Eider: Darwinian Puzzles

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

free

Groups of eiders we see along the coast look like unsophisticated flocks, but careful examination reveals surprisingly complicated decision making, interaction between individuals and even different personalities. Many of these behaviors at first glance do not appear to enhance reproduction or survival, called Darwinian Puzzles.

Ben Steele has a BA from Harvard University, an MS from Utah State University and a PhD from Dartmouth. He has studied seabirds and migrating ducks in Alaska, White-faced Ibises in Utah, and Warblers in NH, Illinois, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Austria. For the past 14 years, he has been studying the behavior of Common Eiders with colleagues in Finland.

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Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
free
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Organizer

Mascoma Chapter
Email:
mascomabirds@gmail.com

Venue

Howe Library
13 South St.
Hanover, NH 03755 United States
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