Picking off the Peppered Moth
By Dr. Biology
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Get your beaks ready, it's moth-hunting time. If you don't have a beak or you aren't used to hunting moths, don't worry. The game you are about to play is still a good example of the fight for survival that all organisms take part in.
Moths and birds are just a few of the organisms that must try to find food and avoid being hunted if they are going to survive.
With the Peppered Moths simulation, you take on the role of the hunter and learn at least one reason why you might eat one moth instead of another. As you select certain moths, you can change how many dark or light moths there are in the population.
Click on the "Bird's eye view" icon to play the game, but don't miss out on learning about the peppered moth life cycle or Dr. Kettlewell's experiments.
Happy moth hunting!
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Additional images via Wikimedia Commons. Peppered moth front view by Jerzy Strzelecki.