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ZipTheZipper t1_ixdwwlk wrote

I wonder how this compares to flocks of birds. Starling murmurations seem to shift direction without an appointed leader. Geese take turns leaving their formations when flying. Maybe it's the same with schools of fish. It seems like it's the common way for collective animal movements to occur, and primates are the exception.


badger81987 t1_ixezhof wrote

I believe with birds they're sort of 'drafting' so the lead bird would drop to the back to rest periodically


LateMiddleAge t1_ixf2prz wrote

You're correct but it's not 'sort of' but more 'exactly & perfectly.' Astonishing stuff.