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Science Nation: Make Way for Ducklings

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What happens to the size and health of ducklings if their mothers have to leave the nests for long periods of time to get food? That’s what Bill Hopkins, a fisheries and wildlife professor, hopes to find out, with support from the National Science Foundation. Hopkins’ research team at Virginia Tech, including wildlife Ph.D. student Sarah DuRant, is studying how environmental factors influence hatchlings, incubation, and overall survival of wild ducks.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 33 seconds

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Episode 1
4 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 2
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Episode 3
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Episode 6
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Episode 7
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Episode 8
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