Eggs, Yolk, and Embryonic Growth Rate

  • H. Rahn
  • R. A. Ackerman
  • C. V. Paganelli


In this chapter we describe various strategies that seabirds have adopted in their reproductive process such as the relative size of their eggs, the relative amount of yolk they contain, the caloric content of their eggs, the cost of egg formation, and the embryonic growth rate. In addition we document energetic strategies of some species whose eggs have larger than normal yolk content.


Shell Mass Adult Body Mass Storm Petrel Juvenile Growth Rate Adult Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Rahn
    • 1
  • R. A. Ackerman
    • 2
  • C. V. Paganelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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