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—The establishment of large Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) breeding colonies in upland residential areas of east central Texas has been observed since the early 1960s. To help understand why Cattle Egrets choose residential breeding sites and predict where these might occur in the future, the geographic extent and scale-dependent nature of the phenomenon was(More)
Hatchery-reared animals for stock enhancement should be competent to survive and grow at rates equivalent to those of wild conspecifics. However, morphological differences are often observed, and pre-conditioning steps may be required to improve the fitness of hatchery-reared juveniles prior to release. In the present study, hatchery-reared Scylla serrata(More)
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