Watch this Crab Uses Urchin as Shield

Earth Touch Wild Oceans has published a brand new video shot by Mark Thorpe. The video clip shows a crab making use of a fire urchin as a cover by taking the urchin on its back. This amazing symbiosis circumstance shields the crab from starved predators while the urchin will get a ride to a totally free food.

“This may appear like an underwater hostage scenario but it’s really a good illustration of symbiosis. The crab makes use of the sea urchin as a spiny cover, shielding it from any bigger animals searching for a crabby feast. In exchange, the sea urchin will get a totally free ride to brand new feeding grounds without exerting much effort.”

Watch this Crab Uses Urchin as Shield on the video below.