February 17, 2015, by Lindsay Brooke

Sailing spiders

There’s something weird happening in the Spider Lab at The University of Nottingham. Spiders are taking to the water and ‘sailing’.

This remarkable feat was observed by Dr Morito Hayashi when he was studying the activity of money spiders. Head of the University’s Spider Lab is Dr Sara Goodacre. The spider’s ability to ‘sail’ came as a surprise to her.

Last night the One Show featured our ‘sailing spiders’ – http://goo.gl/a1gAe0

And take a look at this!

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