Charles Anderson:
Dragonflies that fly across oceans

TEDIndia 2009 · 16:38 · Filmed Nov 2009

Share this idea

Total views
TED Talks are free
thanks to support from

While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world.

Marine biologist
Charles Anderson studies marine life in the Maldives, a nation of coral atolls in the Indian ocean. Full bio



Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.