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Breeding Shags Hit By Parasites

(From news.bbc.co.uk)- Parasites found in the stomachs of North Sea birds on the Isle of May are reducing their ability to breed, Edinburgh biologists have found. A study by the city”s university discovered parasites in the stomachs of European shags were preventing mothers feeding their sons enough nutrients. As a result fewer male birds were available to breed.

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