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November 24, 2007: Migration Day 43
tracking van is getting a workout as the team searches
for missing #733.
From the ground it looked like a GREAT
day to add more miles to the 506.9 mile total. The pilots launched,
but found headwinds aloft to be much stronger than expected. At 500
had a 10
the headwind increased to about 20 mph. Joe calculated
those conditions the fighting strong headwinds
The only decision was to stand down. All thoughts now turned to
continuing the search for #733, missing since she dropped out of
Meanwhile, everyone is doing everything possible to find #733. Top
cover pilots Dave Mattingly and Jack Wrighter took off to search
signal from the air. Brian Clauss is driving the tracking
van. Most of the rest of the team
spreading out northward along the migration path. With clear skies,
they believed #733 would likely be flying by mid-morning, making
her radio signal much stronger and easier to detect. Best of luck
to all of them, and especially to #733.
(a) How do the trackers find
a missing crane?
(b-for-bonus) Explain how radio signals
help locate the cranes. For
Lara explain. >>
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).