The Whale Shark, Cormorant, and Remora
'Opportunistic Behaviors: The Whale Shark, Cormorant, and Remora'
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A5: 5.8" x 8.3"
A4: 8.3" x 11.7"
A3: 11.7" x 16.5"
A2: 16.5" x 23.4"
A1: 23.4" x 33.1"
A0: 33.1" x 46.8"
About the Piece:
Filmed In Mexico’s Baja California in 2012, the footage of cormorants - showing what I call “opportunistic behaviors” - is still being talked about among marine biologists and nature lovers. In the video, a cormorant is seen diving down towards a whale shark, prying off a remora attached to said shark, and swimming away with an easy meal. A remora, aka suckerfish, is a ray-finned fish that latches on to other bigger fish with their suction cup heads. They pretty much feed off of the bigger fish’s scraps and get a free ride in the open sea. This is a kind of commensalism symbiotic relationship where one benefits and the other derives neither benefit nor harm. But I think whale sharks can have an increase of drag when too many remoras latch on, but that’s an assumption. There’s still so much to learn from these beautiful gentle giants! Cormorants can dive up to 150 ft (46 meters) deep to find themselves food, and this new behavior shows us that wild animals (in this case) dive for opportunities that can possibly make their lives a bit easier.
-Baja California, Mexico
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