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Discovering One Reason Why Swarming Evolved Offers Tantalizing Clues on How Intelligence Developed
June 5, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Many animals--from locusts to fish--live in groups and swarm, but scientists aren't sure why or how this behavior evolved. Now, a multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists has used a model system to show for the first time, that predator confusion can make prey evolve swarming behavior.Full Story
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