Would you live with your enemy? | Natural History Museum


The deep ocean
is a tough place to live Many deep-sea species form
relationships to survive One tiny scaleworm
has found a dangerous home: inside a carnivorous sponge It is a very strange
Partnership, actually. The sponge can eat this worm, so it’s a little bit like a fly living
with a spider inside its own web. We are not exactly sure
about this relationship yet. We’re learning about it,
but we believe it is symbiotic. By living inside the sponge
the worm gains protection and food. We think in return
the worm helps the sponge attract prey by emitting
light from special cells. This light lures small crustaceans which the sponge
and worm can both eat.

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