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Not Earthbound Misfits After All

William H. Durham

in Exuberant Life: An Evolutionary Approach to Conservation in Galápagos

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197531518
eISBN:
9780197531549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531518.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores two delightfully unique, flightless seabirds: the Galápagos cormorant, one of the world’s most unusual organisms, and the Galápagos penguin, the only penguin to swim in the ... More


Birds Underwater: A Paucity of Information

Graham R. Martin

in The Sensory Ecology of Birds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199694532
eISBN:
9780191839979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199694532.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

Entering beneath the water surface produces a radical change in perceptual challenges. The eye is no longer able to focus adequately and, with increasing depth, light levels decrease and the spectral ... More


Escalating the DDT Issue with More Court Cases

Charles F. Wurster

in DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating EDF

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190219413
eISBN:
9780197559512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190219413.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

While HEW and USDA pondered these appellate court decisions, we turned our attention to several more local DDT problems. From a New York Times article (May 3, 1970), we learned that the Olin ... More


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