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Mutual Benefits

by Darren

Very little happens in the natural world without reason. Creatures which appear to have little connection live and work together in perfect harmony for mutual benefit as shown by the oxpecker eating the buffalo’s parasites. The same is true underwater, this porcelain crab is tiny, less than 1inch in width and as such is vulnerable to damage. To protect itself it lives in the anemone and in return it feeds on plankton and keeps the anemone clean. A perfect, mutually beneficial relationship.