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Imagine you and your friends are working together on a project for art class. But there’s a problem. You only have one pencil for each color needed to complete it. Uh-oh! Each of you wants to start with yellow, so what do you do? Argue over the yellow pencil? Or divide the pencils so one person starts with yellow, while someone else uses green, and another person starts with red? You guessed right! Arguing is not as smart as finding a way to split up the pencils. Did you know seabirds know the importance of sharing too? They live in large groups with hundreds of birds and many types of seabirds. They also have limited resources – not pencils, but their food. We wanted to know how seabirds split up their limited resources to survive together!

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March 2021

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