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A seagull is pictured in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse on March 20, 2015, in Tonypandy, Wales, United Kingdom. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
A seagull is pictured in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse on March 20, 2015, in Tonypandy, Wales, United Kingdom. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

As sky-watchers look up to observe the total solar eclipse on Monday, what will animals be doing below?

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Vicki Croke (@TheWildLifeWBUR), host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog, about how animals respond when the world goes dark in the middle of the day.

This segment aired on August 17, 2017.

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