Hitchhiking on a Star


A half inch lionfish riding a star!

When no rocks or corals are around, you seek shelter wherever you can. Tiny (and I mean tiny) lionfish, dwarf lionfish, and frogfish hitch a ride on Chocolate Chip Starfish (Protoreaster nodosus) in the silty bay of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. We’ve seen animals hitch rides on large creatures like sharks, Mola Molas, and sea turtles, but sea stars?

Read about the unbridled excitement of the divers upon their serendipitous discovery over at BlennyWatcher.com . Can you blame them?  This is way too cool!  




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