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Information Exchange

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Published on Aug 21, 2011

040 - Information Exchange

Paul Andersen explains how organisms use information to communicate with each other. Signals are used by bees doing the waggle dance to communicate the location of flowers. Territorial markings are used by wolves to establish territory. Complex courtship rituals are used by sage grouse to ensure mating success. Cooperation is used by organisms that flock to ensure their individual survival.

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[2, Flickr User Alastair Rae. Red-Billed Quelea (Quelea Quelea, [object HTMLTableCellElement]. Flickr [1]. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil....
4, Richard Bartz, Munich Makro Freak & Beemaster Hubert Seibring, Munich which gave me advice and a protection suite ;) My dog cashed 6 bee-sticks on the nose, i cashed. English: Description: The Carniolan Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera Carnica) Is a Subspecies of Western Honey Bee. It Originates from Slovenia, but Can Now Be Found Also in Austria, Part of Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia., April 6, 2007. Own work. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil....
"File:Centrocercus Urophasianus -USA -Male-8.jpg." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cen....
"File:Centrocercus Urophasianus Bighorn National Forest.jpg." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cen....
"File:Charles Darwin by G. Richmond.png." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cha....
"File:Howlsnow.jpg." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:How....
"File:Lek-Diagram.jpg." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lek....
"File:Lobo Marcando Su Territorio-2.jpg." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lob....
"File:Red Milk snake.JPG." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Red....
"File:Red-Billed Quelea Flocking at Waterhole.jpg." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Red....
"File:Waggle Dance.png." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wag....
"File:Wolf Pack in Yellowstone NP.jpg." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wol....
"File:Yellowstone Wolfmap.svg." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed December 9, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Yel....
Gijsbers, Patrick. Oophaga Granulifera, January 21, 2008. http://www.allemaal-beestjes.nl/cpg14.... http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil....
Jenny. Flamboyant Cuttlefish Are among the World's Amazing and Fanscinating Creatures. Waving upon Wave of Bright Yellow,white,chocolate Brown and Vermilion Flashing Neon-like on Its Stubby Body. Hunt Small Shrimp in the Daylight,changing Its External Appearance to that of a Silt-Covered Stone before Striking Out., September 7, 2006. Flickr. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil....

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