Initiation and spread of escape waves within animal groups

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Herbert-Read, James; Buhl, Jerome; Hu, Feng; Ward, Ashley; Sumpter, David;
  • Publisher: The Royal Society Publishing
  • Journal: Royal Society Open Science,volume 2,issue 4 (eissn: 2054-5703)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1098/rsos.140355, pmc: PMC4448869
  • Subject: 14 | collective animal behaviour | self-organization | Quantitative Biology - Populations and Evolution | 6 | 1001 | Quantitative Biology - Quantitative Methods | fish schools | 70 | Biology (Whole Organism) | escape waves

The exceptional reactivity of animal collectives to predatory attacks is thought to be owing to rapid, but local, transfer of information between group members. These groups turn together in unison and produce escape waves. However, it is not clear how escape waves are ... View more
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