Researchers have identified why so many sperm whales washed up on beaches in the North Sea. It turns out they were hunting for squid in shallow waters.
Secretary birds are able to kill their prey with one swift kick, exerting a force five times their own body weight. This is particularly advantageous for these lanky-legged birds that hunt venomous snakes -- because a missed kill could have deadly consequences.
Little penguins work together to hunt schools of fish to increase their chances of locating prey. However, once a capture is made, it's every penguin for himself.
For most, jellyfish have always been those overly alien things that float in aquariums and across our television screens. Some are even mistaken for drifting plants, barely moving as the currents dictate where they head. However, researchers have now identified one group of jellies that actively lure and capture prey - a revelation that soundly disproves assumptions that these creatures lead a mindless existence.
Imagine you've come across a slug-like worm just inching along, minding its own business. This little guy isn't exactly intimidating, so you take the time to sit and watch him as he makes his way across the floor. A cricket wanders onto the scene, and you wonder if they are friends... and then suddenly this unassuming worm is firing two jets of slime straight at his 'friend.' The cricket, covered in sticky goo, has nowhere to run, and the once relaxed pace of this worm takes on a foreboding nature - a leisurely stroll to a crunchy cricket dinner.