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Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2018
A study of 13 starfish species reveals that even animals that live at depths where sunlight doesn’t reach have functioning eyes.
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.
Birds May Make Music, But They Lack Rhythm
Jenny Rood | Mar 1, 2017
Birdsong bears a striking resemblance to human music, but it’s not yet clear that birds interpret it that way.
Bats Sing Sort of Like Birds
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2017
Some bat vocalizations resemble bird songs, though at higher frequencies, and as researchers unveil the behaviors’ neural underpinnings, the similarities may run even deeper.
Researchers Study Rodent Songs They Can’t Hear
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 1, 2017
Mice and rats produce ultrasonic signals to attract mates.
Untangling the Social Webs in Frog Choruses
Tracy Vence | Mar 1, 2017
Frogs and other anurans call to attract mates, and individuals must strive for their voices to be heard in the crowd.
The Mystery of Whale Song
Kate Yandell | Mar 1, 2017
Structured whale songs are shared by group members and evolve over time, but the calls’ functions are still unclear.
From Cricket Choruses to
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2017
A handful of insect species communicate using auditory signals—sounds that researchers have dubbed “song.”
Fish Use a Variety of Sounds to Communicate
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2017
Many fish species click, grunt, growl, grumble, or hum—but is it music?
Opinion: Assessing Frans de Waal’s Assessment of Animal Intelligence
Rik Smits | Nov 8, 2016
In his latest book, the famed primatologist replaces one dogma with another.