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  • Challenge Question #2

    Carol Gersmehl, Macalester College
    "Approximately how many hours does the typical trip across the Gulf of Mexico take, if a hummingbird beats its wings 4 million times at a rate of 75 wing-beats per second?"

    (This question was asked as part of the March 20, 1997 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Migration Update).

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