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For the first time, biologists track cownose rays to Florida and back


August 24, 2018

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Every summer, cownose rays stream into the Chesapeake Bay to mate and give birth to their pups. In autumn they disappear, presumably to migrate south, but no one knew for certain where they spent winter. Now, after a three-year tagging study led by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, scientists have solved the mystery. Cownose rays all along the Atlantic winter near Cape Canaveral, Florida, and it is likely they return to the same spots each summer. Full Story

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