Bird flies 16,000-kilometre Pacific circuit for no clear reason

Who actually enjoys long-haul flights? One seabird seems to – the ancient murrelet. It travels almost 8000 kilometres across the north Pacific, then does the whole slog again in reverse, for no obvious benefit.

New Scientist

Last updated on 11 August 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
North Pacific
South Pacific
Western Pacific
Species group: 
Birds