Longest Animal Migration Measured, Bird Flies 40,000 Miles a Year

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 8, 2006   View Article

Sooty shearwaters migrate nearly 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) a year, flying from New Zealand to the North Pacific Ocean every summer in search of food, according to a new study.

The extensive summer trek is the longest animal migration ever recorded electronically.

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