Moths with high-contrast markings like zebra stripes are harder to detect, at least at first, than those with background-matching camouflage.
The story of evolution is replete with twists and turns. The land-bound blenny fish is a prime example.
Pirate fish are not only ravenous predators, they appear to be masters of deception.
Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?
On this Moment of Science, we'll learn how the phrase "blood is thicker than water," applies to the natural world.
These unique sharks have heads resembling flattened, T shaped hammers. But how would such a weird head evolve?
Clever cephalopods and colorblind camouflage champions---cuttlefish!
The most common hypothesis why birds' eggs are speckled is that the speckles help camouflage the eggs, making them harder for predators to see.
We’ve all had a moment in our childhood when we came across an abandoned baby animal, and felt the need to care for the little creature. However, before you denigrate other species’ parenting, let alone actively interfere with it, you should know that it’s rarely the case that the baby animals you run across have actually been abandoned. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Ever notice how many animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs? Think about it. Cats and dogs often have lighter-colored bellies. Deer, foxes, wolves, coyotes, chipmunks, you get the idea. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.