USF Magazine Summer 2011

Volume 53 | Number 2



Toad Tongues

| USF News

Biologists have known for decades that toads snare prey by flipping their sticky tongues in just a few thousandths of a second. More recently, researchers determined that the notoriously slow toad springs its mouth open using elastic recoil in a bow-and-arrow mechanism that literally whips out its tongue and catches its prey.

Now, scientists have learne…

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Searching for Atlantis

| USF News

Since Plato etched his immortal story of a spectacular city which fell into the ocean, the lost city of Atlantis has captivated the imagination.

Doñana National Park is a marshy mud flat on the southwest coast of Spain. For all but six weeks out of the year, it is covered in water from the rivers which flow into the Atlantic Ocean, which lies just beyond a string o…

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