Science Word in the News: MIGRATE
They know where to go
With no GPS.
Definition: MIGRATE means to move from one region or habitat to another.
Derivation: MIGRATE comes from the Latin word migrāre,
which means to move from place to place.
Other words with this root:
a person who comes to live permanently in a new country
a person or animal who migrates
a person who moves from place to place for work, especially a farm laborer
Each fall they travel 5,000 miles from Arctic feeding grounds to warm Mexican breeding lagoons. In the spring they head back.
At the start of the dry season they migrate to find water holes.
In autumn, they fly 2,500 miles to warmer regions in Mexico or southern California.
Did You Know?
Many European song birds migrate to Africa in the winter. Some scientists believe they use this time to practice their singing–“like a bird band camp”–in preparation for the mating season when they return.
In the news:
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