adaptation

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Cotton is an ancient fiber which is used by people for many things. What is its original function for the cotton plant?

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If you look closely, you can see that these are bats. How do they keep from bumping into each other when they are all flying together?

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Every morning, a huge flock of these beautiful birds visits us on their daily journey around the canyon. They have very specially adapted noses. What is so special about them?

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I photographed this Mule Deer at Bryce Canyon National Park. What is this deer doing that mice and horses can, but pigs, cats, dogs, raccoons, and many other animals can't?

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The Common Raven is often a scavenger, but its beak is not strong enough to tear through the thick hide of a winter-killed deer. What clever trick does it often use to get at the nutritious flesh inside?

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What role does this cute little creature play in the life cycle of a valuable fungus?

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In many parts of the world, pigs are used to locate truffles. Dogs can be trained to find truffles, but pigs find them with no training at all. Why are pigs so good at finding them?

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We have discussed in the past that butterflies taste with their feet, and hear sounds with their wings. How do they smell?

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