Sunday, September 4, 2016

Symbiotic Relationships: The Love Between a Manatee and Fish

After doing a little bit of research, I found the different types of Symbiosis. One in particular is Mutualism, which is when two species benefits from one another. For example, a manatee and small fish. Because manatees are so slow, like soulmates small fish stay around the manatee and eat at the algae, barnacles, parasites, and dead skin on their backs. The beneficial part is that the fish get to eat, while the manatee stays clean. I found this really cool documentary on manatees, showing an interaction of the fish and manatee's symbiotic relationship:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OQYLyxB8pw

18:40 - 19:11

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