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Researchers have witnessed how cleaner fish calm their subjects, often dangerous predators, by massaging them gently with their fins while they’re cleaning them. A new study in the journal Behavior Ecology, however, is showing how this calming effect not only prevents the cleaner fish from becoming meals, but other prey fish in the general vicinity…

Marine Hygienists

Dentistry under the sea looks a lot less painful but potentially much more dangerous for the hygienist. Moray and cleaner shrimp. Photo credit to Erwin Kodiat Sand Diver and Pedersen’s cleaner shrimp. Photo credit to Reef Reflections Fun fact: adorable cleaner shrimp are notable for crawling down people’s throats and laying eggs in their chest!…