Social Development in Newborn Bats

For many social mammals, the development of social contacts among group members occurs early in life. Once formed these social bonds may last a lifetime and are often important for survival. Such is the case in baboon troops, elephants, and many other Read More...

Hibernation, Life in the Slow Lane

Biologists are well aware of the trade offs between reproduction and survival for r versus K selected species. Theory predicts that r-selected species grow quickly, produce more offspring at a time, exhibit minimal parental care, and have relatively short lifespans. In contrast, K-selected organisms produce relatively few Read More...

Passive Electroreception in Dolphins

Sharks and other aquatic vertebrates are known to use passive electroreception to detect other organisms in the vicinity. Passive electroreception is the ability of an animal to detect the weak electric field given off by another animal in the vicinity. However,

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