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Fish pool their experience to solve problems collectively [Nature Ecology & Evolution]

Keywords : animal behaviour, behavioural ecology

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Access to information is a key advantage of grouping. Although experienced animals can lead others to solve problems, less is known about whether partially informed individuals can pool experiences to overcome challenges collectively. Here we provide evidence of such ‘experience-pooling’. We presented shoals of sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) with a two-stage foraging task requiring them to find and access hidden food.(...)

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