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DiverPedro Valencia discovered a fragile and very rare group of organisms called a siphonophore off the coast of the Mexican island of Cozumel while diving.
“I swam in search of interesting marine life, to capture them, and noticed something more than other parts that floated around him, “Valencia told reporters in an interview.
He noted that when he approached, he saw that it was a siphonophore, to which the fish have stuck.
The siphonophore feeds on crustaceans and small fish.
“This is very unusual, so I immediately thought something was wrong. Fish often use jellyfish as defense, but not siphonophores. It was a sign that this was not a symbiotic relationship, but rather a predator-prey relationship,” added Pedro Valencia.
This syphonophores caught a fish on one of its stingy bits! pic.twitter.com/frythdmt6y
— FS (@Ftworld111) August 11, 2022
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