Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Flight Path of the Globe Skimmer

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.

1 comment:

  1. Charles,
    Thanks for your tracking of your globeskimmers.
    That led to your TED presentation and that to my revision of my understanding of the directions of the Indian monsoons - and therefore of the Nepalese monsoons which I thought came from the south east. Silly mee I thought that all southern hemisphere monsoons came from the south east.
    There's lots I could add but suffice to say that I enjoyed your TED talk, very much. It has had me shuffle my understanding of himalayan climbing. (Shades of 1953 on Everest - never having been there but read mightily of climbing in those ranges where the only feasible climbing window is between the monsoons in May/June.)