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Discovering dragonflies that cross oceans: Charles Anderson on TED.com

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world. (Recorded at TEDIndia, November 2009, Mysore, India. Duration: 16:39)

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Comments (1)

  • Vartancia Tracy commented on Dec 21 2009

    Sounds amazing what some people can do. How can one track the path plain of a dragon fly?