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News stories tagged with "flocking"

"Whirligig" water beetles. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/8368638463/">Zen Sutherland</a>, CC some rights reserved
"Whirligig" water beetles. Photo: Zen Sutherland, CC some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Whirligig Beetles

Watching whirligig water beetles, found in circling clumps on the surface of calm fresh water, is a favorite childhood activity of many, including one-time child Martha Foley. Dr. Curt Stager explains the method behind their madcap collective behavior. (Note: Dr. William Romey teaches at SUNY Potsdam.)  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Flocking Behavior

Flocks of birds and schools of fish seem to move and respond as a single creature. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager explore what's known and what's guessed about the behavior of flocks.  Go to full article

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