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Protecting the Marbled Murrelet

Credit: Keith Bensen.

A rare bird called the marbled murrelet lives at sea but nests on tall, thick redwood branches. Attacks by Steller's jays, another type of bird, on murrelet eggs and chicks are one of the small bird's greatest modern threats. Biologists hope to train wild jays to avoid murrelets by setting out dummy eggs laced with a vomit-inducing chemical.   Less «
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