Iain Couzin and his associates from the Planck Institute at the University of #Constance use fast #cameras to track fish behavior and better understand the science behind these "schools". This #phenomenon where #fish are practically almost completely synchronized divers often see, and the exact definition provided by the #Encyclopaedia #Britannica is that it is a "behavior in which many fish swim together, appearing to act as an organism." It is incredible to testify how quickly these fish react and move together. This phenomenon is called #collective behavior and occurs when fish sensory information is translated into motion almost immediately. Couzinovthe team used high-speed cameras and recorded movement of individuals in "school" 100 times a second to better understand their behavior. They set up an experiment on the ridge in Red Sea and used the iPad to imitate the predators' movements and see the reaction of fish. "Collective intelligence relies on the ability of individuals to gather information and tackle the problem rather than telling them what to do," says Couzin , "looking at the animal groups we have repeatedly seen how they have promoted strategies to avoid being too correlated information. "
In conclusion, fishes have evolved the ability to react almost instantaneously and are" trained "to avoid predators - they are in the genes. - 9 days ago