Marie Claire Chelini

Evolutionary Biology

Duke University

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Cleaner fish learn how to steal a little mucus snack by watching adults

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Fish preferred to cheat a bit when given the choice

Stressed out crabs don't camouflage very well

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The noise from passing ships stresses out crabs and makes them easy prey

Swamp sparrows can guess each other's ages from the sounds of their song

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Researchers hand raised a flock of swamp sparrows, and used music playback experiments to see how wild males responded to different songs

Why did blue whales get so big when their prey is teeny tiny?

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When the food source is abundant, animals with bigger mouths can consume more calories.