Last year, we blogged about the amazing relationship between cleaner shrimp and reef fish, and how the cleaner shrimp helps remove parasites from reef fish to keep them "clean" and healthy. Well, there is another symbiotic relationship that occurs in the ocean between shrimp and fish, but it is of a different kind. The Goby fish and Pistol Shrimp have a.more
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There are many different kinds of symbiotic relationships found in the ocean and they are all fascinating to witness. One special kind of symbiosis that can easily be discovered in both the sea and in a saltwater aquarium is the relationship between a cleaner shrimp and reef fishes. A cleaner shrimp helps maintain the health of reef fishes by helping remove parasites from.more
Macroalgae and plants play a vital role in maintaing a healthy ecosystem in the ocean. They provide more than a third of the world's oxygen and help remove nutrients, such as nitrates and phosphates, from the water to keep it clean. These so called "living filters" are used in a Creation of the Sea aquarium for these same purposes, and also helps beautify.more
Did you know? Doctors use calcium carbonate from corals to mend broken bones. It is also used as a calcium supplement - calcium carbonate is what gives most cereals and milks their calcium content!.more
Most reef-building corals contain Zooxanthellae, a photosynthetic microscopic algae, in their tissues. Zooxanthellae produce sugar for the corals from photosynthesis; in return, corals obtain the energy to build reefs. These microscopic algae are also great indicators of the ocean's health and global warming. Ocean warming is the major cause for many reefs dying around the world, as it damages and kills corals. Zooxanthellae.more