Friday, June 11, 2010

We're the Gulf of Mexico

Whooping Crane
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
Every wild migratory Whooping Crane in the world winters in estuary areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Whoopers that breed in Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada winter in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. Those that learned their migration route following the Ultralight winter in refuges along the Florida Gulf Coast. Our breeding success every year is directly related to the abundance of blue crabs, our essential diet in winter.

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