An orange-and-white clownfish peeks out from the folds of a mostly-red anemone to spot predators. Image: Stefan Andrews
On the ecology of anemones and fish - life short science news

While it was known that smaller fish hide between anemones, marine biologists have found that bigger fish do the same thing, but only as juveniles.

Fish do this to avoid predation. In return for providing protection, the anemones get access to nutrition and better aeration of the water.

This mutual relationship, driven by predation, gives more information about the ecosystem of coral reefs as a whole.

Read the full story: University of Delaware
Scientific publication: Ecology Letters