Sunday, August 20, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Monkeys invent new "fishing technique"

Posted on Friday, 11 March, 2011 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Karlis


Image credit: CC 3.0 Zoo Zagreb

 
Capuchin monkeys have come up with their own tool-conserving method to fish for termites.

The technique has never been documented before, not even as a human technique. Having observed the monkeys using it researchers found that the method was indeed far more effective than anything anyone had previously come up with.

"The technique, reported in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters, has never been documented before for primates, including humans."

  View: Full article

 Source: Discovery News


  Discuss: View comments (18)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by BlazedAzz on 15 March, 2011, 9:22
this iz bull
Comment icon #10 Posted by Setton on 16 March, 2011, 17:51
this iz bull Some people just can't handle the idea that we've been outdone by a monkey...
Comment icon #11 Posted by Machine of Disgrace on 18 March, 2011, 23:59
figured i would acclamate with this site under the story of monkeys learning to use tools and such..wutsup forum.
Comment icon #12 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 19 March, 2011, 12:53
Some people just can't handle the idea that we've been outdone by a monkey... Indeed. I, for one, welcome our new primate overlords. LOL!
Comment icon #13 Posted by lightly on 20 March, 2011, 20:05
I was hoping to see them hauling in rainbow trout lol .. ya, maybe a new fly casting technique . That is cool though,, smart little buggers.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Flashbangwollap on 20 March, 2011, 22:34
I swear I had heard of this before, where a species of monkey gets a stick in their hands and pokes it into a tree branch and gets ants. But then I read more, and realized it was different. Chimps do it with a stork of grass. Better ask Br Cornelius.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Sakari on 21 March, 2011, 1:38
I was hoping to see them hauling in rainbow trout lol That"s why I clicked on the topic , thought maybe I could get some tips....
Comment icon #16 Posted by Cherry- on 23 March, 2011, 17:18
owned
Comment icon #17 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot on 6 April, 2011, 14:57
I thought they were fishing for compliments...
Comment icon #18 Posted by tadpole16 on 30 April, 2011, 0:41
anyone seen the commercial for the new "Rise of the planet of the apes" movie. This could really be happening we need to start preparing for an APEpocolypse haha get it!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5969924
256953
168855

 
'Apocalyptic' cloud hangs over town in Brazil
8-19-2017
Residents of Teixeira de Freitas were treated to a rather unusual and unnerving spectacle this week.
Mysterious doors appear across Nova Scotia
8-19-2017
The freestanding doors have turned up in several towns, leaving local residents scratching their heads.
Can the Yellowstone supervolcano be stopped ?
8-19-2017
NASA has come up with an ambitious new plan to cool down the supervolcano by using it as an energy source.
Mars rovers to focus on the search for life
8-18-2017
Two upcoming Mars rover missions will attempt to determine if the Red Planet was once home to life.
Other news in this category
Rare white 'spirit moose' filmed in Sweden
Posted 8-15-2017 | 7 comments
The incredibly rare moose was captured on camera by councilman Hans Nilsson in Sweden's Varmland county....
 
Goldfish are able to create their own alcohol
Posted 8-14-2017 | 10 comments
Scientists have discovered how goldfish are able to survive for months in ice-covered ponds and lakes....
 
New species of snake discovered in the UK
Posted 8-7-2017 | 11 comments
The find brings the total number of distinct snake species in the British Isles from three to four....
 
'Zombie virus' causes caterpillars to explode
Posted 8-4-2017 | 16 comments
A peculiar virus has been causing caterpillars in the UK to incinerate themselves in bright sunlight....
 
Great white shark bites underwater camera
Posted 8-3-2017 | 3 comments
A new science video has revealed what the view is like inside the mouth of a gargantuan great white....
 
Conjoined bat twins discovered in rainforest
Posted 7-28-2017 | 2 comments
The extremely rare find is one of only a few examples of conjoined twins ever seen outside of humans....
 
Giant black swan once roamed New Zealand
Posted 7-26-2017 | 4 comments
Scientists have found evidence of a huge, hulking semi-flightless swan that went extinct 500 years ago....
 
New species of giant sunfish discovered
Posted 7-24-2017 | 6 comments
Marine researcher Marianne Nyegaard has identified the first new species of sunfish in over 130 years....
 
Water bears could survive the apocalypse
Posted 7-16-2017 | 14 comments
Scientists have identified a microscopic species capable of surviving almost any cataclysmic event....
 
Ants build towers out of their own bodies
Posted 7-15-2017 | 4 comments
A new study has revealed the amazing way in which fire ants cling together to form living towers....
 
Sea spiders pump blood using their guts
Posted 7-11-2017 | 1 comment
With bodies consisting almost entirely of legs, these undersea arthropods are truly bizarre creatures....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ