I Scratch Your Back, You Scratch Mine: Symbiotic Relationships In the Animal Kingdom

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At its basic level, symbiosis can be seen as teamwork — two dissimilar organisms work together for their own benefit. Here’s an example:

A sea anemone needs a ride to find regular nourishment. So, the sea anemone latches onto a hermit crab. The hermit crab has no issue giving this sea anemone a ride, because the hermit crab is actually receiving protection via the sea anemone’s stings.

You’ll actually see this example in the following video, as well as several more. Enjoy this gorgeous examination of symbiosis in the animal kingdom!

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Garrett Dennert resides in West Michigan. When he isn’t writing (or editing), you can find him outside, riding a bike, reading a book, or just plain running. Other interests include sports (of any kind), music (again, any kind) and cinema (a bit pickier here).
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