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Pascale Otis

The career of Pascale Otis, a biologist specialized in migratory birds, has been anything but ordinary. She works at both of the Earth’s poles, with snow geese in the Canadian Arctic and penguins in the Antarctic. For several years, she’s been studying the resistance to extreme cold among snow geese and Canada geese. Her research has led to the discovery of a protein that prevents ice crystal formation on the feet of these birds.

Otis established UROM, a research unit on migratory birds, in order that the birds she imprinted could live out their lives in the wild. Aptly nicknamed “Mother Goose”, she never hesitates to take a swim with her goslings. She feeds them, talks to them, walks with them and teaches them to fly. The young birds consider her their mother. This intimate bond helps the researcher study her subjects without disturbing their natural patterns.

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Par salut, 2009-04-22, 07h00

Salut mon nom est Daniel, j'ai trouvé 1 oeuf de bernache canadienne , il était encore chaud quand je lai ramassé. Je l'ai pris sous mon aile , en lui construisant une couveuse de fortune ,,,J'aimerais bien savoir s'il va éclore ,,,si oui comment m'y prendre pour le nourrir ,,, j'espère avoir de vos nouvelles bientot ,, Merci Daniel L'équipe d'Humanima: Bonjour, pour avoir de l'information sur les oiseaux blessés et les soins à leur apporter, il est important de se renseigner aux bons endroits. Je vous invite à visiter le site du Nichoir dont les responsables pourront vous diriger: http://www.lenichoir.org/html/fhome.html

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