Contact: Lee Fuiman
University of Texas at Austin
Caption: The new research indicates that Red Drum may be "income" breeders, meaning that it's the diet they're eating just before and during the time they're spawning that is responsible for most of their eggs' nutrient content.
Credit: Illustration by Marianna Grenadier
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