MU Uses Deercam

1 decade 5 months 3 weeks ago April 05, 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT in News
Now, a University of Missouri researcher is gaining insight into the world of the graceful animal through tiny cameras mounted on their heads. A team led by Josh Millspaugh mounted small, wireless video cameras on three white-tailed deer, then collected more than 200 hours of "deercam" video, giving a deer's-eye view as the animals ate, slept, sparred, played, even mutually groomed. The study took place at a conservation area near Ashland. The cameras were mounted on the antlers of two males. One female wore a neck-mounted camera. In about a year, Millspaugh hopes to do similar research using deer in the wild. A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help pay for that study.

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