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Lek

(lĕk), northern arm of the Rhine River, 40 mi (64 km) long, branching from the Neder Rijn (Lower Rhine), central Netherlands, and flowing W into the Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse) River. It is navigable for its entire length. RotterdamRotterdam
, city (1994 pop. 598,521), South Holland prov., W Netherlands, on the Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse) River near its mouth on the North Sea. One of the largest and most modern ports in the world, Rotterdam is the major foreign-trade center of the Netherlands and its second
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, the chief city on the river, is connected with the North Sea by the Nieuwe Waterweg (canal).
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Lek

 

one of the main arms of the Rhine delta in the Netherlands. The river, which is approximately 200 km long, is navigable. The large city and port of Rotterdam is on the Lek.

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lek

[lek]
(zoology)
A gathering place for courtship. Also known as arena.
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Here we study two possible effects of hunting on population structure, namely on sex ratio and lek size.
However, this is unlikely because fertility in Alberta was high across all years studied (1998-2006; 99.2%; Bush 2009) and genetic diversity was high across leks (Bush and others 2010; Bush and others 2011).
"White males do not experience a mating advantage, regardless of lek composition," he said.
We measured vegetative cover at 32 active and 28 abandoned leks in 2001, and at 33 active and 27 abandoned leks in 2002 and 2003, using the line-point sampling method described by Bonham (1989) and K.
Males aggregate their burrows in lek arenas (Hill, 1999), and the calling song produced in the acoustic chamber has both airborne and substrate-borne components (Hill and Shadley, 1997).
Fecal samples were obtained from the distal portion of the intestinal tract for individuals from leks 5 and 6 (n = 26).
Active leks were detected at 15 of 52 monitoring sites north of US380 in Chaves County, but no lek was detected at 688 monitoring sites south of US380 in Chaves, Eddy or Lea counties during 2000.
Also, he notes a paradox: Males in leks differ from each other even after generations of females choose the same traits.
He takes six to nine almonds, roasted and salted, and wraps them in a page from one of Hoxha's books; each package of nuts retails for five leks.
Males at three neighboring leks in southwestern Manitoba, Canada (49 [degrees] 10'N, 100 [degrees] 13'W) were captured in 1986 and 1987 before females regularly visited leks.
Patrick Lindley, black grouse officer for RSPB Cymru says, "The black grouse lek sites are one of the greatest wildlife spectacles and it's definitely worth getting up at 3am to see it!
Although several hypotheses have been presented to explain lek formation [see Hoglund and Alatalo (1995) for a review], none predicts age structure or attendance patterns of prairie grouse using either permanent or satellite leks.