Something's fishy: trout and eels cooperate in underwater hunt

September 8, 2014 7:25 PM

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Something's fishy: trout and eels cooperate in underwater hunt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you want to witness effective teamwork, you might be as apt to find it among the fishy denizens of a coral reef as in the office where you work.

Scientists on Monday described how a colorful fish called the coral trout recruits moray eels to help hunt for prey, with both ending up well fed. Aquarium experiments showed that the trout are choosy in picking the best eel partner for the job.

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