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Storm Petrel Seabirds Can Smell Their Relatives

Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, birds, seabirds, mating, inbreeding, smell, research, biology, genetic compatibility )

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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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Teresa W (782)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 6:40 am
interesting, thank you

aj E (164)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 5:30 pm

Virginia Esquer (8)
Friday July 20, 2012, 12:01 am
smart animals even birds are.

Danuta W (1250)
Friday July 20, 2012, 1:16 am
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