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18 November 2011

© Franklin J. Viola 2011  All Rights Reserved.

Lunch Wagon

Instead of hunting its own food,
Mangrove jellyfish absorb nutrition from unicellular algae (zooxanthellae) residing inside their bell
that produce sugar bonding energy from photosynthesis.
This symbiotic relationship is the reason for this species'
shallow water 'upside down' life,
providing ample sunlight to their culinary tenants.


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