Manta rays helped by small fish


This video says about itself:

Manta Rays Use Tiny Fish to Help Them Stay Clean

12 January 2018

Wrasse perform a vital cleaning function for other fish, by ridding their bodies of dead cells and parasites. Their biggest customers–literally and figuratively–are the massive manta rays. From the series: David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef: Visitors.

Manta rays have an unusual mouth filter that resists clogging. Instead of snagging in the filter, plankton ricochets toward the manta’s throat. By Laurel Hamers, 2:05pm, September 26, 2018.

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