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Scientists Uncover an Unhealthy Herds Hypothesis


June 23, 2011

killer larva preys on small crustacean Biologists worldwide subscribe to the healthy herds hypothesis, but could it be that predators can also make prey populations more susceptible to other predators or even parasites? Biologists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered at least one animal whose defenses against a predator make it a good target for one opportunistic parasite. The research appears online in the journal Functional Ecology. Full Story

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