Safety in numbers
Journal of Experimental Biology
The Company of Biologists Ltd.
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Foster, W. (2017). Safety in numbers. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220 (24), 4551-4553. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.160721
The radio reporter switched on her tape-recorder and, looking up encouragingly at the white-haired scientist sitting next to me, said: ‘So, tell me, John Treherne, why do animals live in groups?’ John paused to consider a suitably enlightening response. A complicated series of possibilities seemed to be passing through his mind and after a slow rasping intake of breath, which I thought might go on forever, he said: ‘I dunno, really.’ We had to regroup. The best answer we could think of was: ‘Because there is safety in numbers’.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.160721
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/269842