Consistency builds cohesion in the animal kingdom

Posted by on September 27, 2016 12:27 pm
Categories: Science

A wide range of animals — from shoals of fish, to swarms of locusts, to zebras on the Serengeti — live in tightly-coordinated social groups. This can help them avoid predation and find food, but the collective coordination it requires can be a challenge. New research indicates that fish with consistent personalities are more successful in social groups and better at helping to build tighter shoals.

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