0914_SPIDER5-Guam-sml [Snakes minus birds equals more spiders for Guam]

Guam is a mecca for beachgoers and scuba divers. Tourism is the island's leading industry, but visitors rarely visit the island's jungles where spiders are abundant. 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.