WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support independent journalism with your sustaining membership.

The Sensitive Alligator

Sitting on the back of an alligator, researcher Daphne Soares noticed a beard of tiny bumps lining its jaws. Turns out, gators on the hunt use those bumps to detect their prey in the water. For All Things Considered, NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

Copyright 2002 NPR

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.