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Webmaster Posted 14-Aug-2014 19:13


From Science Daily and Guardian on 14-Aug-2014 19:13

In the summer of 2010, the Rolling Plains of West Texas expected a bumper crop of quail. By October, they nearly had vanished. The find out why, researchers necropsied hundreds of birds throughout a 19-million-acre area of land and discovered large numbers of parasitic eyeworms in many of the birds they sampled.

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