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That lionfish and moray eels have been found hunting together in the wild! Hunting relationships between organisms of different species like this one can help protect both species from predators as well as increase their chances of finding prey. Scientists observed the lionfish and moray eels in shallow seagrass meadows in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, close to Dahab, Egypt. The lionfish wait until they see a moray hunting in the seagrass and then begin to follow them, displaying their spines as they would when hunting on their own. When hunting together, the moray eels are able to startle smaller organisms than the lionfish. Who would have thought, even lionfish can work in teams!

by Alice Veijns

2015-02-11T21:46:47+00:00

by Alice Veijns

That lionfish and moray eels have been found hunting together in the wild!

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