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Redknots and Climate Change

June 7, 2015

VCU Rice Rivers Center collaborator: Center for Conservation Biology

Knots in the news:

Bryan Watts (CCB) and Alex Wilke (TNC) took environmental reporter Rex Springston and photographer Alex Edlund from the Richmond Times Dispatch out to Metomkin Island along Virginia’s Eastern Shore to see red knots and discuss the role of Virginia in their annual cycle. Due to severe declines over the past two decades, the rufa population of red knots was federally listed as threatened in December of 2014. Red knots stage along the Virginia barrier islands in spring before making their final fight to arctic breeding grounds.

Read the RTD story here:

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