Museum of Zoology
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Public health has not been well integrated with museum science. The spillover of diseases from reservoir animals to humans has certainly gotten our attention.
What makes a rattlesnake’s tail rattle? How does a stingray sting? What about the bizarre mouths on sea lampreys?
A University of Michigan EEB led team documented 15 rare predator-prey interactions in the Amazon rainforest including images and video of a dinner plate-size tarantula dragging a young opossum.
Warning to arachnophobes: The video below is the stuff of nightmares!
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