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Articles on Ethology -- the study of animal behavior

Ethology Articles

Multi-modal Orientation Cues in Homing Pigeons
How homing pigeons displaced into unfamiliar territory find their way home has been the subject of extensive experimentation and debate...

Date: 27 Jul 2006, Rating: 10.00, 7 pages

Physiological Causes and Consequences of Social Status in Salmonid Fish
Social interactions in small groups of juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) lead to the formation of dominance hierarchies.

Date: 27 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.40, 10 pages

How Many Footsteps Do Dogs Need to Determine the Direction of an Odour Trail?
This study examined how much olfactory information from this trail is required by dogs to determine direction.

Date: 27 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Even Fish Don't Swim Well When They're Young
Fish larvae are pretty feeble when it comes to an efficient mode of swimming called 'burst-and-coast'...

Date: 25 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.58

Monkeys Show Sophisticated Learning Abilities
Psychologists have found evidence that monkeys have sophisticated abilities to acquire and apply knowledge using some of the same strategies as do humans

Date: 25 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.50

Physical Intelligence In Rooks
Rooks have the capacity to apply more sophisticated cognition to solving physical tasks based on recent findings.

Date: 25 Jul 2006, Rating: 7.00

Waddling Is A Good Way To Make Up For Short Legs - At Least For Penguins, Say UC Berkeley Researchers
Researchers found that waddling actually helps penguins conserve energy.

Date: 25 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.60

Diet, Exercise, Stimulating Environment Helps Old Dogs Learn
A new study of beagles finds that regular physical activity, mental stimulation, and a diet rich in antioxidants can help keep aging canineand perhaps humanbrains in tip-top shape.

Date: 25 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.00