6 Remarkable Ways Animals Catch Their Food

6 Remarkable Ways Animals Catch Their Food

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Claws and teeth are one way to catch a meal, but here are six animals that have evolved some pretty unique hunting techniques.

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SOURCES:

Frogfish
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/205/4411/1161
https://www.waikikiaquarium.org/experience/animal-guide/fishes/frogfishes/frogfish/
http://www.critter.ch/Frogfish-Anglerfisch/Teresa_Zuberbuehler_2018_Frogfishes-Southeast-Asia-Maldives-Red-Sea.pdf
http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2938

Bolas Spider
https://www.nature.com/news/2002/020624/full/news020617-14.html
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs004420050347
https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.en.39.010194.000501
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233060388_A_Review_on_Spider_Silk_Adhesion
https://asknature.org/strategy/wings-allow-escape-from-spider-webs/#.W9t5LHo2rs0

Humpback Whale
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110624083516.htm
https://www.alaskawhalefoundation.org/research-1/
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/533dfcebe4b0cf4885e5162a/t/534efe4de4b0e7399e106e5a/1397685837754/Sharpe+-+PHD+dissertation+%28SocialForagingOfHumpbacks%29.pdf
http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/biomechanics/082067/as-the-whale-turns
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17051544?dopt=Abstract

Pistol Shrimp
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/289/5487/2114
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-14312-0
https://www.wired.com/2014/07/absurd-creature-of-the-week-pistol-shrimp/
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160129-the-shrimp-that-has-turned-bubbles-into-a-lethal-weapon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkY_mSwboMQ

Stoat
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0074tkf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODEUK5sB5vE
https://www.countrylife.co.uk/nature/13-things-never-knew-weasels-taking-rabbits-squeezing-rings-172489
http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2011/02/mesmerising-mustelids-and-dance-of.html
https://www.gamekeeperstrust.org.uk/media/uploads/cat-264/gwct-stoat.pdf
https://books.google.com/books?id=EwmCBgAAQBAJ&pg=PT70&lpg=PT70&dq=Stoat+skrjabingylus+dance&source=bl&ots=h9FQod4DyX&sig=mOzJTES_wbd40sdMhhaBcUsp85E&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjzzMfGraXeAhUK5YMKHXdaC8sQ6AEwFXoECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=Stoat%20skrjabingylus%20dance&f=false
https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/article/88/4/946/909918
http://digitool.abdn.ac.uk/R?func=search-advanced-go&find_code1=WSN&request1=AAIU320666
https://books.google.com/books?id=5ae9c7GO_cUC&lpg=PR9&ots=M9qvan5CTA&dq=dance&lr&pg=PA120#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1971.tb01309.x

Human
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature03052
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2007/04/humans-hot-sweaty-natural-born-runners/
https://slate.com/culture/2012/06/long-distance-running-and-evolution-why-humans-can-outrun-horses-but-cant-jump-higher-than-cats.html
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-humans-evolved-to-be-best-endurance-runners-2018-3
https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/mar/14/why-humans-are-optimised-for-endurance-running-not-speed
https://www.npr.org/2010/07/19/128626037/for-humans-slow-and-steady-running-won-the-race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=826HMLoiE_o

21 Comments

  1. I lil bit of video about the animals you were talking about would have been awesome

  2. QUESTION: When the frogfish’s esca gets bitten off on occasion, how does it catch it’s prey for the 4-6 months that it takes for it’s esca to grow back? (This question also applies to the pistol shrimp and it’s “stun gun” claw).

  3. Humans pretty much trolled their prey to death.

  4. A stoat dancing on its own may just be playing but, or many animals, half the point of playing is to practice hunting techniques.

  5. One of my biggest fears is swimming in the ocean then a giant sea creature coming from underneath me and swallowing me whole. Guess I know what to look out for, bubbles.

  6. Humans are so weird!

  7. Except dragonflies have a much higher kill rate then humans. 95% They're more successful then humans

  8. We, Humans, are the summit of evolution. I'm so damn good, I can just pick up a phone and have someone kill, cut, and cook something for me while I wait and rub my junk watching Mythbusters.

  9. Are you describing my exes?

  10. Nothing on the hypnotic color shows of the cuttlefish? Epic fail, scishow.

  11. Falbert Forester

    Running: throwing yourself forward and then making sure you keep missing the Earth.

  12. I want to see the picture/videos of the frogfish, not your face talking about the 24 7 stuff i already know. Biggest possible dislike.

    Advice: improve? If you wanna become a cool influencer, just dont do it. Science has no place for that.

  13. Tubercules doesn't reduce drag it creates it.
    Ah name 1 animal humans ever hunted that ww can 'run down'. Maybe it's so we can out run our enemies/predators……

  14. SemiAuto Thanos Car

    Number 1 Using guns

  15. Queen Gabrielle Lavi Jahnsun

    Hank is the best

  16. This is in my notifications? Again?

  17. This is in my notifications? Again?

  18. Human: pace walks aggresively

    Prey: what the heck

  19. Human's endurance is great and all, but we have no natural way to kill prey. Without tools, we just chased a animal down until both are exhausted and need a nap. Can't exactly finish off a mammoth with our bare hands and our jaws aren't big or strong enough to sever it's spine. Without spears and rocks and guns, we are pretty crappy hunters.

  20. yeet or be yeeten

  21. I once chased my cat around the house until he was too exhausted to prevent me from putting him in his carrier and taking him to the vet. Does that count as a successful hunt?

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