Monday, April 01, 2013

How to Count Komodo Dragons

Head on over to NBCNews.com for an article entitled "How to Count Komodo Dragons". Answer?
With some cameras and the element of surprise. Camera traps are frequently used to take pictures and monitor populations of large mammals like tigers and leopards, but until now, they haven't been used often to count Komodo dragons ― the world's largest lizards ― or other reptiles and amphibians. Recent research suggests that they can and should be used to keep tabs on these animals, and that cameras may beat the physical traps currently used to monitor Komodo dragon populations.

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