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Duck shit

June 29, 2020

Many graduate students working on some esoteric problem envy those like Ádám Lovas-Kiss, who when asked his subject of study, could give a short answer everyone understands: duck shit. Which also turns out to be an answer to an old question in natural history: How do fish get to remote ponds, especially new ones that never before had fish? He and his co-authors published their findings (cite) that some fish eggs survive the intestinal tracks of ducks, still viable. Not many. Eggs are not as tough as seeds. But enough. As he notes, “Birds just love fish eggs.” Well, don’t we all.

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