Fun fact: bird guano reflects light uniquely enough (compared to other things on the ground such as rocks) that it can be detected from space! This can help with locating and keeping track of seabird colonies, which can otherwise be challenging to do, especially in locations such as the Antarctic coast that are hard to get to.

Here's a link to a paper on this for reference:

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