Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A video update to an old post: clever fish

In April last year I noted some research on interspecies cooperative hunting between coral trout and moray eels:
A study led by Alexander Vail, a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge's Department of Zoology, found that groupers and coral trout perform a pointing signal to indicate the location of hidden prey to cooperative hunting partners including moray eels, octopuses and Napoleon wrasses. 
Most days I drop in to Underwater Times, an aggregator of fish-related news. Today the first article listed was Watch: Fish And Eels Team Up To Catch Prey--Rare Among Animals; 'Let's Go Hunting', linking to a National Geographic article with this video showing the behaviour:

 

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