Category: Jelle Atema

Fish Smell Like the Coral They Eat—Disguise Is New to Science

National Geographic Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences Now this is one fish that would beat you in a game of hide-and-seek. New research shows coral-dwelling filefish camouflage themselves by not only looking, but alsosmelling like their prey… Expert quote: “It’s a clever study design and a nice contribution to the literature on chemical camouflage. They showed […]

Study Shows Sharks Combine All Their Senses to Hunt

Latin Post Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences A first-of-its-kind study of how sharks hunt has found the long-feared fish are truly complete predators, using all of their senses in an array of different combinations and ways… Expert quote: “This is landmark work. Back in 1985, world experts in underwater animal senses met at Mote, […]

Scientists amazed by how sharks use senses to hunt

Futurity News Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences The most detailed ever play-by-play of how sharks hunt prey shows their senses work together from start to finish to get the job done. The research suggests that sharks with different lifestyles may favor different senses, and they can sometimes switch when their preferred senses are blocked. […]