These Spiders Use Their Webs like Huge, Silky Ears

Webs from Orb-weaving spiders pick up sounds from there webs. Ron Hoy, Dr. David and Dorothy Joslovitz Merksamer Professor of Biological Science says "We’re talking about quite a spectacular web. It’s this wheel-shaped web that is around upstate New York…if you walk through any field, you’ve either gonna walk through one or you’re gonna see it and avoid it because they’re big. It can get as big as a yard or a meter across."  To Listen to the podcast or read the article in Scientific American"

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Orb weaving spider
Jay Stafstrom