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Predator-prey interactions

The túngara frog prepares to tune its song and go out to conquer its mate, but there is a predator on the prowl that with an infallible hunting strategy, echolocation, will try to ruin the plans of its prey. How can the little frog avoid this unique adaptation? Will it have an adaptation that allows it to escape the clutches of its hunter?

The animated video below is based on Damond Kyllo's book, research by Dr. Rachel Page's Laboratory (The Page Lab), and STRI's Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project.

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