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Storm Petrel Seabirds Can Smell Their Relatives
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, birds, seabirds, mating, inbreeding, smell, research, biology, genetic compatibility )

Pia
- 823 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In a "recognition test", European storm petrels chose to avoid the scent of a relative in favour of approaching the smell of an unrelated bird. The researchers think this behaviour prevents the birds from "accidentally inbreeding".
   

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