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Effects of Satellite Transmitters on Tītī

David Fletcher

The tītī (Sooty Shearwater or Mutton bird) has one of the longest migration routes in the world. They breed in the Southern Islands of New Zealand. The chicks are harvested and sustainability of the population is an important issue. This study investigates possible adverse effects of attaching transmitters to these birds.


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The data analysed and described in the video are in a file Titi Data.xls and Titi-TeachersCopy.xls has advice for teachers working on this data set. If you have access to GenStat, you can go through the lesson Titi-GenStat.pdf.

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