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Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Tracy Vence | Jan 16, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Large Carnivores Under Siege
Large Carnivores Under Siege
Bob Grant | Jan 13, 2014
As populations of top predators decline in ecosystems the world over, researchers chart the widespread effects.
How Do Cicadas Know When to Emerge?
How Do Cicadas Know When to Emerge?
Kate Yandell | May 29, 2013
Despite cicadas’ high profile, scientists still don’t fully understand when and why they decide it is time to mate.
The Sea Hare’s Chemical Attack
The Sea Hare’s Chemical Attack
Kate Yandell | Mar 29, 2013
The slug-like marine animals squirt a substance at lobsters that makes the predators lose their ability to smell.
Sharks Glow to Frighten Predators
Sharks Glow to Frighten Predators
Kate Yandell | Feb 21, 2013
Bioluminescent arcs on a deep-sea lantern shark’s dorsal side highlight its spines.
Predator-Savvy Shark Embryos
Predator-Savvy Shark Embryos
Jef Akst | Jan 10, 2013
Bamboo sharks still developing in their egg cases respond to a predator presence by ceasing movement and even breathing.
Mites Remember Enemies, Fight Back
Mites Remember Enemies, Fight Back
Dan Cossins | Oct 12, 2012
Mites that were attacked by rival species as juveniles attack the young of their former assailants more frequently when they reach adulthood.
Stalking Sharks
Jef Akst | Aug 30, 2012
Researchers monitor the movement of the Pacific’s largest predators and share the information with the world in real time.
Archaean Prey
Jef Akst | Mar 13, 2012
Animals can and do eat Archaea.