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Defensive Vomiting

November 7, 2016

If you're attacked you could run away, fight back...or you could barf. Gross! Subscribe to Gross Science! ‖ Twitter! ‖ Tumblr! ↓Want more gross info?↓ Paper on Eurasian (European) roller defensive vomiting: Bizarre paper from the 1970s showing the effects of fulmar vomit on different birds: -- Host, Producer, Editor Anna Rothschild Writer, Researcher Elizabeth Preston Quirky Idea Music Provided by APM GROSS FOOTAGE AND IMAGES Eurasian roller vomiting Parejo et al. 2012 Courtesy Dr. Deseada Parejo MS ZI ZO Baby northern Fulmar seabird vomits defending itself in rocky corner/Iceland Getty/Discovery FootageSource European Roller - coracias garrulus, Hungary Shutterstock/David Havel European roller (coracias garrulus) on the nest Shutterstock/Porojnicu Stelian Eurasian Roller-5357 Wikimedia Commons/Rudraksha Chodankar Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) flying, side-on Wikimedia Commons/Avenue Defensive Regurgitation Wikimedia Commons/Siman Wagen Oiled bird 3 Wikimedia Commons/Brocken Inaglory Adventure World, Shirahama, Japan Flickr/Pelican Camel Spit Flickr/Jason Borneman GROSS SFX Cockroaches Freesound/StateAardvark­ (used with permission from author) Squeak Pack/squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S Gross Science is produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios