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|Researchers Deron Burkepile and Brock Woodson were among a team of ecologists who tested whether aged meat attracts fewer consumers than fresher meat. They baited crab traps with menhaden and set them in the marshes near Skidaway Island, Ga.|
DescriptionMicrobes may compete with large animal scavengers by producing repugnant chemicals that deter higher species from consuming valuable food resources -- such as decaying meat, seeds and fruit, according to a new study published Nov. 1 in the journal Ecology.