Re: Oh the humanity (was Re: EVOLUTION: The Aquatic Ape)

Hara Ra (
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 10:59:54 -0800

Michael Butler wrote:
> I suspect that another strong parallel exists with simple statistical
> results that show why "fish schooling" works.
>From the POV of a single fish, the odds of being eaten are higher alone
than in a school, though a predator which finds a school is in eating
heaven. A similar strategy is used by the Cicadas which appear in
numbers too vast for the predators to eat all of them. The tradeoff is
that the high density occurrences are rare (schools far and few between,
7-13 years for Cicadas)

> MMB, at but not for OCC
Tell me again what this means...

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