Published: June 29, 2020 | 2 min read, 321 words
For fish eggs, getting gobbled by a duck kicks off a harrowing journey that includes a pummeling in the gizzard and an attack by stomach acids. But a few eggs can exit unscathed in a duck’s excrement, possibly helping to spread those fish, including invasive species, to different places, a new study finds. It’s been an “open question for centuries how these isolated water bodies can be populated by fish,” says fish biologist Patricia Burkhardt-Holm of the University of Basel in Switzerland, who was not involved with the work. This study shows one way that water birds may disperse fish, she... READ MORE
June 30, 2020
A nice little bite of science reporting. Really quite, quite, interesting. Excellent sourcing links provide for further reading and elucidation. The Author's breezy but yet serious style makes for an even more enjoyable read. Fascinating, in that the article seems to proffer the implication that the referenced occurrence is, seemingly, something no one ever thought before possible. Nicely informative despite its brevity. Read it. You won't be disappointed. Four stars!