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Migration is one of the most fascinating and dramatic of all animal behaviors. From insects and birds to reindeer and giant whales, many animals fly, swim, walk, and even hitchhike in search of better food, milder climate, or suitable mate. Some cross entire oceans; a few even circle the globe. These marathon journeys animals take are filled with great tests of physical strength and endurance – as well as danger and sometimes death. In Animal Migration, learn why animals are compelled to migrate and the various patterns and cycles of their migrations.
Gretel H. Schueller writes about science and the environment. Her articles have appeared in Audubon, Discover, National Wildlife, New Scientist, Popular Science, and SKI, among other publications. She is currently an associate professor at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, where she teaches journalism. Schueller earned her master’s degree in science journalism from New York University.
Sheila K. Schueller, Ph.D., is a senior associate at the Ecosystem Management Initiative and an adjunct consultant for the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan. She has a B.A. in biology from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan.