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Webmaster Posted 09-Jan-2018 09:02


From Science DailyNew York Times and BBC on 09-Jan-2018 09:02

Volunteers tracked bird deaths along Lake Michigan from 2010 to 2013 to discover what conditions lead to large die-offs. The researchers found that warm waters and algae -- both of which have become more frequent over the years -- tended to precede bird deaths, likely because they promoted the growth of botulism toxin-producing bacteria.

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