Animal Intelligence – A Web Resource List
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AnImal Intelligence and Behavior – A Resource List

 

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Whales Team up in an amazing bubble-net hunt/

Like a band of brothers, these humpback whales are so close they hunt in near-perfect unison. By cleverly blowing air at depths of 600ft, they create a bubble net that traps their prey near the surface. Then with the grace of synchronised swimmers, the 35-tonne giants break waves at just the right time to devour the fish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z00G0RxeSP0

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What is a meme ?

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Wikipedia on memes

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Wikipedia on sociobiology

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George Boeree’s web page on sociobiology

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Wikipedia on epigenetics

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PBS Nova web page and video on epigenetics

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 We human seem to minimize the intelligence of animals.
Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are highly intelligent animals capable of sophisticated behavior such as advanced parental care, complex communication and use of tools for hunting. New research shows just how sophisticated their hunting techniques can be.
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Animal behavior isn’t complicated, but it is complex. Nicolas Perony studies how individual animals — be they Scottish Terriers, bats or meerkats — follow simple rules that, collectively, create larger patterns of behavior. And how this complexity born of simplicity can help them adapt to new circumstances, as they arise.
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