Observatory – Explaining the Macaroni Penguin’s Egg Laying Strategy – NYTimes.com

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The puzzle of the abandoned egg has occupied biologists for six decades. Now, a new study, which will appear in the American Naturalist, offers a partial solution. The first egg’s smaller size may be because of a drop in protein levels as the penguin returns to land (South Georgia, in the case of the penguins in the study) from the sea.

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