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Last Post 07/04/2019 11:21 PM by Frederick Jones. 1 Replies.
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79pmooney

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07/04/2019 07:16 PM
A fox has been tracked from an island several hundred miles north of Norway to Greenland, then to an island far north of the Canada mainland. 1512 kn to Greenland, then nearly another 2000 km to the Canadian island.

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-48824181?utm_source=pocket-newtab

She got to Greenland in 21 days and her final destination (we think; she has now shed her GPS tag) in 76 days start to finish; 28 km/day and up to 155 in 24 hours! Took two "breaks" in Greenland weathering storms where she probably borrowed in snow with her long Artic fox fur and waited them out.

Humbling. A one year old fox can do that! Almost twice the distance I sailed (with 3 others) when we went in the opposite direction, Newfoundland to Ireland. And we did no actual "work". All propulsion was done by the wind, the current and to a small extent, the engine.

I've been reading about the incredible distances some of the arctic birds (owls) fly. But being able to fly is a huge advantage.

Ben
longslowdistance

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07/04/2019 11:21 PM
Thanks for the link.
Maybe this belongs with the doping threads?
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