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Red Knots at Delaware Bay
Red Knots at Delaware Bay
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Title: Red Knots at Delaware Bay


Red knots, an at-risk shorebird, at Delaware Bay. Red knots like to feed on horseshoe crab eggs to refuel after their marathon migrations of some 10,000 miles. Declines of horseshoe crabs and red knots seem to be related.

Location: USA

Photographer: Greg Breese
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Photographer Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Type: JPEG image - 1.63 MB
Dimensions: 3008 x 2000
Resolution: 300 dpi

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Tags: At-RiskSpecies Biology DelawareBay HorseshoeCrabs NR2010-08-30 NR2011_07_05 RedKnot RedKnots Shorebird



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