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guano

the white nitrogenous dried excrement, high in uric acid content, that is produced by birds and reptiles. Guano is a valuable fertilizer and has been extensively harvested from guano bird (cormorant) colonies in South America.

guano

compacted droppings of birds or bats used as fertilizer; a known carrier of disease, e.g. histoplasmosis.
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En otras palabras, si algunas practicas socio-productivas podian resultar dudosamente racionales bajo la optica de la produccion carnica, el panorama se modifica si se considera que las racionalidades economicas y las elecciones y decisiones que enfrentan los productores se vinculan con la produccion de guano, cuando menos en primer lugar.
Crude oil is pumped from the nearby Punta Guanos oilfield to the east and Puerto Escondido field (off the map limits) to the west.
Guano samples from three caves produced numerous mites of the predatory mesostigmatic genus Macrocheles, as well as a number of other mites.
Guano is increasingly collected under the roosts of bats for use in a variety of studies.
It seems everyone is waiting to see if the government's move is a meaningful one, or just a bunch of political guano.
Every day, they poop around the edge, and the nest gets higher and higher," says Diaz, who is coordinator of guano production and bird conservation for Agrorural--Peru's government agency in charge of the guano islands.
But in the 1860s, people began collecting the guano to use as fertilizer for farms.
Consequently Carl Funk travelled to Estonia and looked for guano in the high grounds surrounding Tallinn, but with no success.
From bolus samples, two fungal Aspergillus and Fusarium and one bacterial Bacillus genera were recorded throughout the year while from guano Bacillus was the only genus with year round occurrence.
Segun fuentes no oficiales, El Guano tomo el lugar del Chapo para proteger a los hijos de este--Ivan Archivaldo y Alfredo Guzman--e intenta desplazar al Licenciado.
com/articles/ncomms13444) Nature Communications under the title "Contribution of Arctic seabird-colony ammonia to atmospheric particles and cloud-albedo radiative effect," the study says: "Ammonia from seabird-colony guano is a key factor contributing to bursts of newly formed particles, which are observed every summer in the near-surface atmosphere at Alert, Nunavut, Canada.
Seabird guano from large nesting colonies is known to increase trace metal levels in adjacent terrestrial environments today, when global oceans are contaminated with Hg, Cd, and other metals.

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