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geese are kept for a few days Steve Portugal next to his experimental setup the goose resting

23 July 2006, 13:30

In the British station, there are three scientist from the University of Birmingham, who are fascinated about the achievements of the geese and want to study how they are able to do so. This summer, they are measuring the energetic cost of moult and locomotion. They hold a few geese for a couple of days and let them rest and walk on a tredmill. In the meanwhile they measure heart rate and oxygen consumption.
the goose walking on the tredmill Pete Frappal preparing the oxygen measurement
the fox checking the cage The polar fox came checking our geese during the night. Kai Marholdt of the French-German station made this picture.

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