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Communication towers and their effects on birds. (Senior Division).

The reason why the researcher did the study was to determine whether red lights or white strobe lights located on communication towers would be the safest on birds. The study was done by going to towers in various locations before and after a change in the weather conditions. People in the vicinities of the towers made the weather observations and recorded on a survey sheet. Data was collected on the number of expired birds each time. The conclusion was that the red lights on towers caused the highest death rate. When comparing this study to those done in eastern United States, this study showed that there was less of a problem in Colorado.

Daniel S. Lopez, Merino High School
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Author:Lopez, Daniel S.
Publication:Journal of the Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2002
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