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Nebraska ecologist wants to observe animals during eclipse


August 4, 2017

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — An ecologist in Nebraska is encouraging people to observe the behaviors of animals during the rare total eclipse.

The moon's shadow will darken Grand Island for nearly three minutes at about 1 p.m. on Aug. 21 as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse makes its way through town, the Grand Island Independent reported .

Nebraska Game and Parks ecologist Rick Schneider said he doesn't know of any specific studies that observe how a total eclipse impacts an animal's circadian rhythm.

"But it might, but just briefly," he said. "It would be like if you would stay up un...

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