How Birds Get Oxygen Inside Their Eggs

(YouTube link)

Birds, along with mammals and everything taxonomically above anaerobic bacteria, require oxygen to live. When a bird lays an egg, it contains everything necessary to build a new bird -except a steady supply of oxygen. How nature works around that imitation is both ingenious and complicated. This video from NPR's Skunk Bear is a lot more interesting than you'd think from just the title. via Boing Boing

Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"How Birds Get Oxygen Inside Their Eggs"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More