Friday, January 11, 2008

The tribe of lost knots

First, we'd like to thank all of our families, friends, and
wellwishers for the kind words via email. Second, we' d like to
explain our blog/Internet situation to our loyal blog followers.
Though we can read emails from the municipal Internet center, for some
reason, the blogging software was not compatible with the computers we
were using. Our backup was my trusty iPhone, which recieved limited
reception in Tierra del Fuego (though any reception is rather
amazing). We have had to "text" each of our blogs so far.

All that said, we were lucky to catch a close glimpse of a small flock
of knots up close and briefly continue my work on knot foraging
ecology. We have also conducted a comprehensive survey of avian
biodiversity along the Straits of Magellan, in order to better
understand the avian ecology of the region. This is especially
important for gaining a holistic understanding of knot ecology and
conservation in this region.

Tomorrow morning we are heading to Torres del Paine National Park, our
biodiversity reference site to conduct a survey. Unfortunately, the
park lacks mobile phone service, so this is our last live blog from
the field. Keep checking the blog, however when we get back, as we
will be adding new content to the website throughout the winter and
spring until the knots return.

Until then we ask only that all of our readers hope for the best for
our tribe of lost knots.

~~ Dr.Dan et al.

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