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Lemon Sharks “Learn” Skills by Watching Each Other

by Tsing Mui on September 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

Scientists have found that lemon sharks have the ability to learn from each other’s behavior. When comparing the performance of inexperienced juvenile sharks working with both trained and untrained partners, it was found that those working with trained partners could complete tasks more quickly and successfully. The study is thought to be the first to demonstrate social learning in any cartilaginous fish.

Source: BBC

Photo: Albert Kok

Posted in Aquatic News by Tsing Mui on September 10th, 2012 at 8:43 am.

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