How flocks of birds got trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Florence


In 1969, researchers spotted a black and white sooty tern in Michigan. This hardy seabird, however, had little business visiting the Midwest. The saltwater species usually spends its life in the tropics, more than 1,000 miles away. 

Hurricane Camille — one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history — had trapped and carried the foreign creature to this distant land. Now similarly, tropical storm Florence, which made landfall Friday morning in North Carolina as a hurricane, has also ensnared birds deep inside the cyclone. 

Using radar, several meteorologists have spotted the birds flying inside Florence’s eye. But why are they there?  Read more…

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