The most recent documentary from the proficient crew at Day’s Edge Productions, an organization that focuses on movies about science, nature, conservation, and journey, focuses on cutting-edge hen analysis.
Titled “Feathers in Flight,” the 15-minute movie highlights the work of the Bird Genoscape Project, an effort to map the population-specific seasonal migratory routes of birds by harnessing the ability of genomics.
The filmmakers interview Mary Whitfield and different researchers who examine the imperiled Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. By extracting DNA from particular person feathers, they can map the hen’s wintering areas in hopes of enhancing its long-term survival.
“Feathers in Flight” premiered at present on National Geographic’s YouTube page. You may watch it right here.