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Podcasts - Behavior

Behavior is a term used to describe the actions and reactions of an organism in relation to its environment. The following podcasts focus on behavior.

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Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis 



Playing female whale calls into the water, researcher Susan Parks suddenly finds herself the center of attention of a group of male North Atlantic Right Whales.
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Vent Worms, Riftia pachyptila



Meet Riftia, a tube worm that lives in deep-sea vents, and learn the surprising lessons this denizen of the abyss is teaching scientists about life on Earth.
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Red Knot, Calidris canutus 



The red knot is a tiny shorebird that undertakes a mind-boggling migration from the tip of South America all the way to the Arctic Circle.
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Ants, An Interview with E.O. Wilson 



Renowned evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson has spent his long career cracking the code of ants. It’s the ants’ ability to communicate and form tight-knit societies that lies behind their extraordinary evolutionary success.
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Marine Iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus 



No iguana wants to be cooked alive on a hot rock and then served up as dinner for a Galapagos hawk. But it turns out the marine iguanas have a strategy that warns them of the presence of hawks they can’t see.
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