Evidence of algae in the excrement of ducks. [Translation from: Hydrobiologia 1 22-27, 1948. ]

Messikommer, E. (1948) Evidence of algae in the excrement of ducks. [Translation from: Hydrobiologia 1 22-27, 1948. ]. Windermere, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, (FBA Translations (New Series), 55)

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Abstract

In the extremely severe winter of 1946-47 the surface of the Pfaffikersee (near Zurich) lay under an unbroken seal of ice for a full three months. The number of wild ducks resting in this location was estimated to be about 400. Six samples of excrements of ducks were microscopically analysed and fragments of algae were identified. These analyses allow the expert to specify with definite certainty the feeding areas under investigation of the studied birds.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Evidence of algae in the excrement of ducks. [Translation from: Hydrobiologia 1 22-27, 1948. ]
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Messikommer, E.
Series Name: FBA Translations (New Series)
Number: 55
Date: 1948
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Windermere, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Additional Information: Translated from German into English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater lakes; Aquatic birds; Algae; Digestion; Faecal pellets; Anatidae
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 4830
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 22:45
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:50
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4830

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