Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs

The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.

The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.

symbiosis, marine biology, behavior brief, birds
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
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The Scientist speaks with a researcher who is also the mayor of a coastal town in the path of the storm.
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
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The resulting lost protein, PON1, breaks down organophosphates in land mammals.
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