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  1. Aquatic Rest Stops May Pose Potential Hazards for Migratory WaterfowlRead the original story

    May 2, 2017 | Newswise

    Aiken, S.C. Migratory waterfowl around the world travel hundreds to thousands of miles annually, stopping at lakes, ponds and marshes to refuel and breed. Some of these aquatic rest stops may be at sites polluted by remnants of radioactive waste from nuclear production or accidents, exposing the birds to contamination that they take with them.


  2. Eat and Be Eaten: Invasive Scavengers in Hawaii Alter Island Nutrient CycleRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2016 | Newswise

    Aiken, S.C. - Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that invasive species on Hawaii Island, or the Big Island of Hawaii, may be especially successful invaders because they are formidable scavengers of carcasses of other animals and after death, a nutrient resource for other invasive scavengers. The team of researchers from UGA's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is the first to study vertebrate and invertebrate scavenging of invasive species on an island.


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