Science: An Emergency Hatch for Baby Lizards

Research by Sean Doody in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was featured in Science. The research has found that unborn lizards can erupt from their eggs days early if vibrations hint at a threat from a hungry predator, new research shows. The premature hatchlings literally “hit the ground running—they hatch and launch into a sprint at the same time,” said Doody.

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