‘Fatal attraction’ may keep small predators in check

In a kind of "fatal attraction," small predators drawn to kill sites for leftover scraps may get killed themselves when big predators return for seconds.

Michelle Ma-Washington • futurity
March 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity featured science-and-technology predators prey

Whales use stealth to sneak up on fish

Humpback whales attack their prey about as fast as humans jog. So how are they so good at catching tiny, speedy fish? Stealth and deception.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: conservation fish whales science-and-technology prey

Scientists use ‘x-ray vision’ to see how catfish nab prey

The new 3D-imaging technology is so precise that it let scientists track catfish movements with errors equivalent to the width of a human hair.

Mollie Rappe-Brown • futurity
April 17, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: fish bones featured science-and-technology imaging-technology skulls prey

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