December 1, 2021


The world of science and technology

Watch itchy fish rub up against the worst possible scratching post: hungry sharks

Credit: Lacey Williams/Alexandra Anstett/Erick Higuera/Jonathan R. Green

If you’re a fish with an itch, a shark would seemingly be the last thing you’d turn to for a scratch. Yet scientists now report spotting several species of fish swimming up to sharks and intentionally rubbing them. The prey appear to be using the predators’ rough skin to rid themselves of parasites.

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Science News Source: Science Magazine