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Posts tagged prey

June 2, 2015

 

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Deciphering Seals   

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

June 1, 2015

 

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Dragonflies and the Predicting Brain 

Dragonflies have a 95 percent success rate when it comes to hunting their next meal.

November 25, 2014

 

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Predator’s Dilemma

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

November 11, 2014

 

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The Spider: Predator or Prey?

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

May 5, 2014

 

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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.

September 30, 2011

 

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A Hearing Test for Moths

Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.

August 4, 2011

 

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Bladderworts Trap Caught On Camera

High speed cameras are giving scientists their first look at how the bladder traps function.

July 6, 2011

 

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Spiders Recycling

What if a nice, protein-rich insect doesn't get trapped in the web every day? What's a hungry orb-weaver to do?

June 4, 2010

 

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Why Do Snakes Have Forked Tongues?

Why are snake's tongues shaped the way they are?

June 3, 2010

 

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A Snake’s 6th Sense: The Vomeronasal System

Sometimes it seems like snakes have a sixth sense. You may call their "sixth sense" the vomeronasal system.

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