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A bird infected with this disease may show several signs, including respiratory signs (gasping, coughing), nervous signs (muscular tremors, drooping wings, twisting of head and neck, complete paralysis), rough- or thin-shelled eggs and reduced egg production.
Second, a comparison of prey consumption rates on the common, thin-shelled bay mussel Mytilus trossulus, Gould 1850.
magister on thin-shelled mussels, we conducted laboratory feeding trials in free-flowing indoor tanks (118 x 40 x 30 cm).
Pecans are native only in the United States, and crows may have contributed to their selection and distribution by carrying the thin-shelled nuts over several miles.
These chemicals prevented normal calcium deposition during eggshell formation, and caused females to lay thin-shelled eggs that often broke before hatching.
Thin-shelled English walnut, claro, black, and a hybrid known as bastogne, constitute the bulk of them.
Generally, a respectable piece of claro walnut can be obtained for $100 to $300, with thin-shelled English costing somewhat more.
I predicted that crabs would select for thin-shelled and small prey items relative to predator body size, whereas sea stars would select for prey items with small adductor muscles and greater shell margin gaping.
Fouling mussels were thin-shelled, had larger adductor muscles, and more tightly closing shell margins.
In addition, the pesticide DDT, ingested with their food, caused birds to lay thin-shelled eggs that were broken or crushed during incubation.
The pesticide DDT caused peregrines, as well as birds such as the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), to lay thin-shelled eggs that break during incubation.
The white abalone, a delicate, thin-shelled species of the Pacific gastropod, is one of the rarest of the eight species of abalone known in California and dwells deeper in the ocean depths than others - about 80 to 200 feet, said Dan Richards, a marine biologist with Channel Islands National Park.
A pool is little more than a thin-shelled bowl sitting in the ground.
1975, Fine & James 1976, Lewis & Sharpe 1987), to crows that hammer thin-shelled bivalves with their beaks against rocks (Clegg 1972, Richardson & Verbeek 1986) (Table 1).