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Tracking the Ospreys

Jul 7, 2014

Woody, one of the ospreys being tracked.
Credit Lance Jordan

It's a long way from the Chesapeake Bay to Venezuela. More than 2,000 miles. But it's a trip made twice a year by ospreys. They summer in our region, and spend the winter where it's warmer. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is tracking the movement of four of them with the Osprey Tracking Project. 

Woody, Nick, Quinn and Tango are wearing tracking devices, similar to tiny backpacks. The devices are equipped with solar panels.  

To explain more about the technology and the Project, Nathan Sterner is joined by John Rodenhausen, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Director of Development. 

You can track the ospreys' journey here.

This segment originally aired on April 2, 2014.