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Stressed-out Tadpoles Grow Larger Tails to Escape Predators

March 5, 2013

a A wood frog tadpole with with a normal-size tail When people or animals are thrust into threatening situations such as combat or attack by a predator, stress hormones are released to help prepare the organism to defend itself or to rapidly escape from danger--the so-called fight-or-flight response. Full Story

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