How hitchhiking worms choose their vehicles

Pollinator wasp on a fig fruit. Credit: Nikhil More Tiny worms that live inside fig trees use the fig wasp as a ‘vehicle’ to hitch rides from one tree to another by crawling into the wasp’s gut without harming it. This relationship has existed for millions of years. But how do these worms‒called nematodes‒choose their […]

International study uncovers secret surfing life of remoras hitchhiking on blue whales

A remora attached to the skin of a blue whale Credit: Stanford University & Cascadia Research Collective. Image collected under NMFS permit #16111. Sticking to the bodies of sharks and other larger marine life is a well-known specialty of remora fishes (Echeneidae) and their super-powered suction disks on their heads. But a new study has […]

Secret surfing life of remoras hitchhiking on blue whales — ScienceDaily

Sticking to the bodies of sharks and other larger marine life is a well-known specialty of remora fishes (Echeneidae) and their super-powered suction disks on their heads. But a new study has now fully documented the “suckerfish” in hitchhiking action below the ocean’s surface, uncovering a much more refined skillset that the fish uses for […]