7,000 Miles Nonstop, and No Pretzels

…the bar-tailed godwits headed out over the open ocean and flew south through the Pacific. They did not stop at islands along the way. Instead, they traveled up to 7,100 miles in nine days — the longest nonstop flight ever recorded. “I was speechless,” Mr. Gill said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/science/25migrate.html?ref=science

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar-tailed_Godwit


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