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Sparrows Have Evolved Four Different Ways to Survive in Saltwater Habitats

2 years ago   |   By All About Birds

Multiple paths to saltwater tolerance evolved independently among birds
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L-R: Swamp Sparrow, Kelly Colgan Azar; Song Sparrow, Jennifer Taggart; Savannah Sparrow, Kelly Colgan Azar; Nelson's Sparrow, Brian Harris.
Salt Regulation Among Saltmarsh Sparrows
Evolved in Four Unique Ways
Study defines four of nature's solutions to the same problem
For release: July 16, 2019
Ithaca, NY-In nature, as in life, there's often more than one way to solve a problem. That includes the evolutionary process. A new study in Evolution Letters finds that...
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