Spiders beat humans, whales by consuming upto 800 million tones of prey each year

Spiders beat humans, whales by consuming upto 800 million tones of prey each year

Researchers have revealed that spiders wipe out an estimated 400-800 million tonnes of prey every year, compared to an estimated 280-500 million tonnes of prey that the world's whales eat.

Mar 15, 2017, 12:14 PM IST
Little penguins team up to spot prey: Study

Little penguins team up to spot prey: Study

Little penguins are more likely to work together to hunt schooling prey rather than solitary prey, a new study has found.

Dec 19, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

Bats are fast decision makers

 Bats are capable of making ultra-fast decisions about how to attack their prey - or maybe even call off the attack and it takes only milliseconds, finds a new research.

Mar 19, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Sharks use all available senses to hunt down prey

A new study has revealed that when a shark gets hungry, it will use all the senses it has available to hunt down something to eat.

Apr 03, 2014, 18:40 PM IST

Sharks prefer attacking prey from behind

Researchers have claimed that sharks can comprehend body orientation and therefore know whether humans are facing them or not.

Dec 06, 2013, 16:32 PM IST

How cheetahs catch their prey

A new study has revealed that the cheetah, which is the world`s fastest land animal, matches and may even anticipate the escape tactics of different prey when hunting, rather than just relying on its speed and agility, as previously thought.

Sep 06, 2013, 12:42 PM IST

Sawfish `use Wi-Fi to find prey`

Sawfish senses electric fields to find prey, contrary to the widely held perception that they only feed from the bottom of the ocean.

Mar 07, 2012, 12:39 PM IST

Saber-toothed cats may have preyed on early humans

Species of saber-toothed cats, which might have preyed on early humans, have been found.

Jan 20, 2011, 09:56 AM IST

Ancient birds jabbed at prey with axelike beaks

Ninety-pound birds that once lived in South America wielded their giant, sharp beaks in quick jabs, much like the boxing tactics of Muhammad Ali, according to a new study.

Aug 19, 2010, 09:50 AM IST

Bowhead whales smell the air

Scientists have revealed a previously undiscovered ability of bowhead whales` to smell the air - a finding that could change the understanding of how they locate prey.

Aug 08, 2010, 11:49 AM IST

How sharks sniff out their prey

Sharks have a keen sense of smell and a remarkable ability to follow their noses through the ocean.

Jun 23, 2010, 11:07 AM IST

The secret behind sharks sniffing out their prey

It`s no secret that sharks have a keen sense to smell their meal.

Jun 11, 2010, 17:32 PM IST

Kenya rounds up prey for starving lions

Kenyan game rangers on Wednesday began rounding up thousands of zebras to be moved to a reserve where starving lions have been attacking livestock.

Feb 11, 2010, 10:40 AM IST

Turtles can act like chameleons to deceive predators and prey alike

In a new research, scientists have determined that turtles can act like chameleons, by matching the color of their skin and shells to the color of their habitat’s substrate, which helps them to deceive predators and prey alike.

Dec 14, 2009, 20:16 PM IST

Indians falling prey to fake Aus varsities: SC

The Supreme Court today asked the Indian High Commissioner and Consulate General in Australia to help prevent Indian students from falling prey to
fake educational institutions there.

Sep 04, 2009, 14:42 PM IST