Marine Biology

Parrotfish have fused front teeth that resembles a bird's beak. 90 % of their day is spent cleaning algae off of reefs to help corals thrive. They also feed and grind of dead corals (calcium carbonate skeleton) and excrete it as sand. THrough natural marine processes the sand builds up and eventually forms reef islands.

Octopus arms are lined with suckers that include cells for neural processing of touch and taste signals. These allow them to determine if an animal is good to eat or is toxic.

Boxer crabs are known to claw on and utilize these anemous when are threatened by a predator. The display of colour and the forward “punching” like movement of the sea anemous used by the crab serves to discourage the predator to prey on the,.