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Posts tagged food supply

March 5, 2012

 

swarm of jellyfish

What Is Causing The Swarms Of Jellyfish?

Scientists have been finding swarms of jellyfish, called blooms, all over the world.

June 5, 2008

 

Brussel Sprouts just haravested

Aphids and Brussels Sprouts

The very bottom of the food chain is changing and can have far-reaching consequences for the rest of us. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Birds of a Feather

The answer is diet. Those species with the most elaborate plumage also have the most diverse and reliable diet: a variety of insects, and fruits rich in complex nutrients. With this reliable food supply, females can raise the hatchlings without help from the males.

September 27, 2003

 

Lemmings Love Life

Do lemmings really follow each other off a cliff to their death? No, but there are mysteries surrounding the rodents. Over the years, there have been many tales of these Arctic rodents voluntarily jumping off cliffs and plummeting into the sea.

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