Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

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Study shows sharks have personalities

Some sharks are 'gregarious' and have strong social connections, whilst others are more solitary and prefer to remain inconspicuous, according to a new study which is the first to show that the notorious predators have personality ...

dateOct 01, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Sibling bonding is stronger when dad's around

For many female mammals, mothers and maternal sisters dominate all aspects of an individual's social life. Emily Lynch of the University of Missouri, Columbia, in the US argues fathers might play a significant role, as well. ...

dateJul 18, 2017 in Ecology
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Home is a safe haven for female deer

To female black-tailed deer, their home turf provides a safe haven and a refuge against possible predation by pumas. Does that venture into unchartered territory are four times more likely to fall prey to these cats. After ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Ecology
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Bumble bees make a beeline for larger flowers

Bumble bees create foraging routes by using their experience to select nectar-rich, high-rewarding flowers. A study by Shohei Tsujimoto and Hiroshi Ishii of the University of Toyama in Japan now suggests that bees actually ...

dateJun 29, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Birds of a feather mob together

Dive bombing a much larger bird isn't just a courageous act by often smaller bird species to keep predators at bay. It also gives male birds the chance to show off their physical qualities in order to impress females. This ...

dateFeb 22, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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