Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Animal communication

For individuals in most, if not all, species, communication is critical for survival and reproduction -- in other words, to retain fitness. Certainly among species that reproduce sexually, there needs to be an understanding of when, where, and with whom to make it work!

Communication among other animals may take place through sounds, smell, touch, or behavior that we may not even recognize, so I hope a video might help clarify it.

Anthropomorphism: The attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena; when combined with British humor, it makes for some fun from the BBC:

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