High-Definition Camera Offers Glimpse into Lives of Arctic Snowy Owls

July 4, 2014 1:21 PM

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High-Definition Camera Offers Glimpse into Lives of Arctic Snowy Owls

Arctic snowy owls are as beautiful as they are elusive and difficult to observe in their natural environment. However, scientists recently installed a high-definition camera, whose purpose is to observe the lives of these rare birds. The device was put up at a nesting site in Alaska this week and it immediately went live. Now, both scientists and the general public has the unprecedented chance of watching six snowy owl chicks emerging from their nest. The rare sight has been observed by hundreds of onlookers, at a burrow situated close to Barrow, Alaska, off the shores of the Arctic Oceans.

According to Denver Holt, a specialized researcher from the Owl Research Institute, it’s impossible to watch these birds around the clock, even during a season which brings 24 hours of natural sunlight to that corner of the world. However, he explained in a statement made to the Associated Press, th...

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