The other members of the tribe now took up the bombardment, using such hard-shelled
fruits and dead branches as came within their reach, until Sheeta, goaded to frenzy and snapping at the grass rope, finally succeeded in severing its strands.
The club-wielding mantis shrimps are called smashers, because they smash open hard-shelled
prey to get at their food.
The loggerhead is the largest hard-shelled
sea turtle in the world.
Previous data collected elsewhere in Europe and Turkey suggested that the great ape's diet evolved from hard-shelled
fruits and seeds to leaves, but these findings only contained samples from the early-Middle and Late Miocene, while lack data from the epoch of highest diversity of hominoids in Western Europe.
Their research, published in the journal Animal Cognition, looked at whether chimpanzees socially acquire their natural food preparation skills, known as "extractive foraging" (such as opening hard-shelled
fruit) from within their communities.
exterior that only gives way and melts.
Few lobster lovers are ever disappointed in winter or spring because all lobsters then are hard-shelled
and packed with meat.
The team found that eating hard-shelled
prey, such as the trilobites that were ubiquitous at the time, would have fractured the critter's mouth plates, James Hagadorn of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science reported November 1.
These beautiful animals spend more time in the water than almost any other lizard species, and have a unique diet consisting primarily of hard-shelled
river snails, clams, and crawfish.
That's because sea otters feast on sea urchins, a spiny, hard-shelled
animal that eats away at the thick patches of kelp.
When carbon dioxide from the atmosphere dissolves in seawater it forms weak carbonic acid The impact of rising acidity is largely unknown, but biologists fear that it could harm coral and other hard-shelled
animals because acidity decreases the availability of the calcium carbonate they need.
When creating art with hard-shelled
gourds, an artist can use two-dimensional techniques while working three-dimensionally to produce unique designs.