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Invasive Parasites, Habitat Change and Heavy Rainfall Reduce Breeding Success in Darwin's Finches
Investigating the influence of the invasive parasitic fly Philornis downsi on the breeding success of two Darwin's finch species, the warbler finch and the sympatric small tree finch, on Santa Cruz Island in 2010 and 2012 found that the control of invasive plant species with herbicides had a significant additive negative impact on thebreeding success. Expand
Population dynamics of an invasive bird parasite, Philornis downsi (Diptera: Muscidae), in the Galapagos Islands
Investigation of biotic and abiotic factors that may influence the population dynamics of this invasive parasite suggested that populations in both habitats were continuous and multivoltine, and numbers of adult female flies appeared to be regulated chiefly by simple direct density dependence, and may be governed by availability of bird nests with nestlings. Expand
Growth of Olive Ridley Turtles in Captivity with Two Different Diets
Some wildlife rehabilitation centers have been created specifically to help sick or injured sea turtles and to reintroduce them back into the wild. The diet given to the animal is an important issueExpand
Growth and fillet yield in recirculation systems of Lobotes pacificus (Perciformes: Lobotidae), a species with aquaculture potential
This study showed that L. pacificus has high yield potential for aquaculture and reached commercial sizes in less time than other similar fish species; however, the use of sardines as the only source of food was not recommended. Expand
Technical and economic feasibility of adding pure oxygen for rotifer production (Brachionus plicatilis) spotted snapper (Lutjanus guttatus) larvae feeding
The results showed no significant differences between the cultivation with addition of oxygen treatment and control, regarding the instantaneous growth rate, crop yield, doubling time, rotifers length and maximum densities reached. Expand