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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cool Video: Sea Slug Dance Reveals Primitive Learning | LiveScience

Cool Video: Sea Slug Dance Reveals Primitive Learning | LiveScience: "Cool Video: Sea Slug Dance Reveals Primitive Learning
Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer   |   June 07, 2013 12:34pm ET

An attempt by one slug species to eat another ends in a flamboyant dance by the potential prey — and in a learning experience for the hungry predator.

A new video shows this interaction, which reveals that the predator sea slug, Pleurobranchaea californica is cleverer than previously believed. The slug, which generally eats anything it can get its mouth around, can learn to avoid nasty prey, according to new research published online in May in the Journal of Experimental Biology."



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