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Schooling and flocking behavior is actually very interesting stuff. The real answer- many of the things mentioned already (speed of processing, good reflexes) but there's still much to be found out. Computer analysis is helping enormously, and also helping to create robot flocks. Here's an article of scientists finding out more. Unfortunately, that article's ...


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The concept is the same as how we humans don't collide into each other when we are walking. Although birds fly faster, they also see farther (eagles and other birds of prey can see four to five times farther than the average human can), which means that they have a longer distance to react.


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They can't see all the birds that are around them as some are hidden behind the others. However, I don't think there is anything so extraordinary; they watch around, have good reflexes and can change direction very abruptly. There is no need for some kind of special sensing abilities to explain bird flocks. 3 simple rules One can simulate a flock of birds ...


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Many times fiddlers ( female crabs) will do this, often first climbing to the highest spot they can reach. It is referred to as "airing out", and some people think it is a cooling mechanism like sweating. Others think it's connected to stress. Most likely it is a way to keep their gills moist and to balance the salt concentration within their body. If ...


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Good question. I tried to find a few articles to validate my answer, but it would appear that very few professional studies have been done on the matter. One of my hobbies a few years back was ant keeping and I have had several colonies started from queens over the years, so I can share some of my personal experiences. Anyway, back to your question. For the ...


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While it's widely believed snakes have primitive emotions such as fear, anger, and ,to a lesser degree, pleasure, no one is sure beyond that. Many snake enthusiasts would argue that snakes show more emotion then widely accepted, with studies showing snakes(along with other reptiles) have personalities, though less complex then humans, making it possible for ...



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