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Parrotfish, Underwater Bees?

Posted on: Apr 6, 2018 | Author: Kevin Hezeau Jr. | Categories: General

Ok, you may be wondering how a Parrotfish and a bee are in any way alike.  Well as it turns out they both help other living species reproduce just by eating.

Parrotfish, Underwater Bees?

Columbian researchers discovered that, In the wild, Parrotfish feed on Coral Polyps.  It is their digestive process that helps spread vital elements in the Coral reproductive process around the reef.  This contributes to future Coral larvae settlement.

 

Granted, Parrotfish help spread the Coral through feces and not pollen, and Coral are animals, not plants,   However, you have to admit the whole eating and spreading life process is similar to bees spreading pollen, kinda.

 

Either way it's amazing, beautiful and it underlines the importance of Parrotfish to wild Coral Reefs' reproduction.

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