The recent earthquake on the East Coast has me thinking about animals. Specifically, animals that can reportedly predict earthquakes…a feat humans have yet to reliably accomplish.
According to the US Geological Survey, animals may be able to sense the fast traveling P waves which arrive seconds prior to the S wave of an earthquake. Although many studies suggest that observing animals in the hopes of being able to predict earthquakes is not a viable option since animals respond to many environmental cues. So how do you know when the strange behavior is in response to a pending quake or to a new predator moving into the neighborhood for example?
What are your thoughts on this debate?