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Toucans Wearing GPS Backpacks Help Smithsonian Scientists Study Seed Dispersal

ScienceDaily (July 28, 2011) — Nutmeg-loving toucans wearing GPS transmitters recently helped a team of scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama address an age-old problem in plant ecology: accurately estimating seed dispersal. The tracking data revealed what scientists have long suspected: toucans are excellent seed dispersers, particularly in the morning. Also, for […]