This amazing encounter shows baby fish hiding under the bell of a jellyfish and using its stinging threads as protection from circling predators. This “floating safe house” will provide them with protection and food until they’re big enough to venture out on their own.
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When you’re a baby fish in a big ocean, you need protection from the many mouths waiting to snap you up. And what better than a jellyfish?Stewart Whitfield shot these tiny fish hiding under a stinging jellyfish’s bowl-like body, where its stinging threads keep predators away.
The fish will use this safe house until they’re big enough to make it on their own.Life is not easy here among the creatures of the water world. The ecosystem of the water world is one complicated network of preys and predators fighting for food and life.
All the preys actually get safety from certain predators by changing their shape or color. Clearly, it’s a dog-eat-dog-world business down there. One very good example is this video we found from water world.