Google Earth observes fear (in fish)

Google Earth satellite images have been used to observe the behavioural interactions between predator and prey in the Great Barrier Reef.

The research has found the behaviour patterns of herbivores as they hide from predators can shape vegetation distribution visible from space.

“This is significant because it could potentially lead to the development of a conservation tool which is both rapid and inexpensive,” University of Technology, Sydney marine biologist Dr. Elizabeth Madin said.

Read more at University of Technology Sydney