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Although it was a small number, it confirmed that some life forms can in fact survive a double-gut passage, and still flourish.
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Embedded in nearly half of the 112 pellets they collected were seeds or eggs from a host of different species.
The researchers were even able to coax three of those seeds to germinate and one egg to hatch.
Secondary dispersal can potentially carry plant seeds farther than other modes of transport like wind or water.
What’s more, cormorants almost always deposit seeds in habitats where they are likely to thrive, like the shores of lakes, whereas blowing winds will sometimes drop them onto highways or rooftops.
The pellets are mainly composed of bits of fish, but as Darwin noted, they also sometimes contain the plant seeds and invertebrates that those fish were chowing down on before they were taken prey.