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Posts tagged predators

November 29, 2018

 

Losing Your Tail And Saving Your Genes 

When their butts are on the line, scorpions sacrifice the holiest of holies in order to survive.

August 6, 2018

 

Batesian Mimicry In Snakes

There are many cases in which animals and plants resemble each other. Whether these resemblances are cases of mimicry, and evidence of natural selection, is not so easy to tell, but a number of studies do offer strong evidence of just that.

June 28, 2018

 

Where Are The Obese Wild Animals?

Why aren’t more wild animals obese?

May 2, 2017

 

In one study, dwarf mongooses were more likely to ignore predator poop when distracted by human noise pollution.

Polluting Mongoose Ears

Human created noise pollution has negative effects on animals.

May 30, 2016

 

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Camouflage is Not Infallible

Moths with high-contrast markings like zebra stripes are harder to detect, at least at first, than those with background-matching camouflage.

January 27, 2016

 

Humans have a higher impact on the oceans today from commercial-scale fishing.

Human Beings: Superpredators?

Technology enables humans to kill prey faster than they can replenish their population, putting many species at risk of extinction.

January 22, 2016

 

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More Prey, Fewer Predators

Scientists puzzle over why some areas highly concentrated with prey draw fewer predators?

September 25, 2014

 

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Termite Turf

Termite colonies are fascinating microcosms of social order (that will eat you out of house and home).

June 2, 2014

 

There's a killer hiding behind that cute facade.

Killer Kitties

Our outdoor cats can do a lot of ecological damage when we're not watching.

September 27, 2013

 

Prairie dog saying hello!

What Animals Are Most Like People

Dear A Moment of Science, Besides chimps, which animals do you think are the most like people?

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