Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus, egg viability after seawater immersion

Julie McKnight, Linda Thomas, Diane L. Amirault
2004 Canadian field-naturalist  
Four observed nest histories indicate Piping Plover eggs are able to survive immersion in seawater, but little is known regarding their hardiness. As Piping Plover nests are often exposed to tidal flooding, their eggs may be relatively resistant to inundation by seawater. Therefore, we suggest that replacing eggs recently flooded or washed out of nests is a viable option for the recovery of individual nests.
doi:10.22621/cfn.v118i3.23 fatcat:yrq7o2k245cmlfzsbuwjae7d4q