Did you know that sea anemones can be found attached to a hermit crab’s shell as she travels from place to place? They have a symbiotic relationship where both creatures benefit from living together. The sea anemone eats scraps of food that the hermit crab releases as she eats, and the hermit crab is protected from predators like the octopus by the painful sting of the sea anemone’s tentacles. A hermit crab will actually transfer a sea anemone to her new shell when she outgrows her old one. Check out this fascinating BlueWorld video!
A Hermit Crab and Her Sea Anemones
March 4, 2020 admin 1914