0914_SPIDER-b2-sml [Snakes minus birds equals more spiders for Guam]

Ecologists have found as many as 40 times more spiders in Guam's remote jungle than are found on nearby islands. In some places, a dense fabric of webs fills gaps between trees in the jungle canopy. CREDIT: Isaac Chellman

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Jade Boyd is science editor and associate director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.