#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, October 3rd, 2013 12:24
#2 By: Alice Weir, October 3rd, 2013 17:18
It was way easier than that. Just visit any veterinian's office following an earthquake.
Now known - cockatiels can predict earthquakes. They pull their own feathers out. Which is kind of an anti-survival move, but still.
Just makes sense. You want to know about water quality, ask a fish. You want to know what going on in the air - ask a bird.
#3 By: little birdhouse, October 4th, 2013 01:54
Eh, that's not predicting the weather. Once the pressure is dropping, weather is already happening. Many many many animals can feel a change in pressure, including humans.
#4 By: Alice Weir, October 4th, 2013 02:20
How does that apply to animals predicting earthquakes even before a seismograph catches it, though?
#5 By: little birdhouse, October 4th, 2013 03:00
It doesn't, and neither does the article.
#6 By: Alice Weir, October 4th, 2013 07:35
True - my only point was that the article acted like this was something new, when animals reacting to approaching conditions is long known.
#7 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, October 8th, 2013 12:24
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