Charles Anderson

Dragonflies that fly across oceans

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Filmed Jan 2009 at TEDIndia 2009
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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.

Charles Anderson
/ Marine biologist

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

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