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Stacks of skeletons fertilize a ‘river of bones’

Crowd of wildebeest up to their shoulders in water with crocodile in foreground.

A crocodile watches as wildebeest in Kenya cross the Mara River, whose waters are enriched by the skeletons of the animals that perish during the crossing. Credit: Julie Picardi/Barcroft Media/Getty

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Nature 579, 323 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-00686-1

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