Give Now

A Moment of Science

Posts tagged predator

August 13, 2015


flying bat

Super Bats 

With their echolocating abilities and fast sensory-motor reactions, bats are amazingly quick on the uptake.

August 11, 2015


dusky dotty back fish blending into purple surroundings

Dusky Dottyback Fish Go Undercover 

The dusky dottyback is dressed to kill: It shape-shifts to look like its prey and goes in for the attack.

June 2, 2015



Deciphering Seals   

Seals eavesdrop on killer whales to distinguish the harmless fish-only eaters from the seal-eating kind.

November 25, 2014



Predator’s Dilemma

The predator/prey relationship is complex, as predators sometimes hunt their food source out of existence.

November 11, 2014


spider web covered with morning dew

The Spider: Predator or Prey?

Spiders meticulously weave their deathtrap and, on occasion, get caught in it when outsmarted.

May 5, 2014


An alligator lays in flowers and grass with mouth open wide.

Alligator And Crocodile Tools

Reptiles often get a bad rap for their supposed dim wits. As it turns out, though, they're actually pretty darn clever.

October 21, 2013


Spotted sandpiper bird perches on a log in a body of water.

Active Animal Dads

Nature provides different models of parenthood with the male of some species bearing the brunt of childcare.

November 6, 2012


sheep in a flock

What Is The Science Behind Animals Moving In A Flock?

I find it interesting that many animals, like sheep, zebras, fish, and birds, tend to congregate and move around in flocks. What's the science behind flocking?

February 15, 2012


a rabbit sits still, hiding from a predator


Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

February 2, 2012



Survival Of The Sluggish

WANTED--Superlative silk producers. Benefits include housing, unlimited food and protection from all predators.

Next Page »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science