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Sea Duck Videos

The streaming video clips below are part of the Atlantic Seaduck Project. This 4 year study led by Dr. Matthew C. Perry has involved a number of different areas of Atlantic seaduck research. These include; tracking seaducks using satellite telemetry, the food habits of seaducks, and the formation of a captive seaduck colony at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. For more information on this research, please click on the link below:

http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/perry/scoters/

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Matthew Perry shooting the net gun to capture a white-winged scoter on the left side of fast moving boat.
Matthew Perry shooting the net gun to capture a long-tailed duck on the left side of fast moving boat.
Long-tailed ducks diving in dive tank at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center for clams in feeding tray on bottom of tank.
Surf scoters diving in dive tank at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center first for mussels on oyster shells and then for clams buried in sand.
Nightlighting technique used to capture black scoters with nets at night in New Brunswick, Canada.
Scientists reload net into basket in preparation of next attempt to capture ducks.
Capture techniques of net-gunning and nightlighting are used to capture scoters for instrumentation of satellite transmitters in Chesapeake Bay and in Restigouche River New Brunswick.

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