Life Science

Swarm Mentality

Following schools of fish and other animal collectives

June 9, 2010

Flocks of birds, schools of fish, swarms of insects — animals don’t speak to one another like humans do, but somehow they still exhibit some amazing group behavior. Princeton biologist Iain Couzin likes to get up close to animals to figure out exactly how animal groups stay together.

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Produced by Valerie Ross, AlysonKenward, and Ariel Bleicher.

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