Jumping is an antipredatory adaptation of many water strider species to avoid capture by predators that attack from under the water surface. The Korean-Polish team of biologists, Piotr Jablonski, Sang-Im Lee and Jae Hak Son from the Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution (Jablonski, Lee and Son) and the Institute of Advanced Machines and Design (Lee) at the Seoul National University have filmed jumping behavior of the largest water strider species in Korea, Aquarius paludum. Slow-motion movies shot at 1000 fps, showed that the typical jump has two phases … [Read More]