US scientists recruit crocodiles to save wetlands

Independent: US scientists in the Florida Everglades are recruiting crocodiles and alligators in their fight to preserve the fragile wetlands by implanting satellite chips in their necks for the first time. As the animals make their way through different parts of the sprawling national park they beam back information on changes in the ecosystem and its impact on their size and movement patterns. "They are giving us important data... They are working for us," says Frank Mazzotti, an ecologist and expert......

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