Monday, March 29, 2010

living loofahs

we're watching Life on the discovery channel, today's topic: fish. i had no idea how hard fish parents work to make sure there is a next generation! sure, finding nemo is a cute movie, but these clown fish eggs are really the charge of their fathers until they hatch and the large groups of anchovies that move together? totally real, it's how they protect themselves from the very hungry sea lions. if josh is half as loving a father as the fish we've seen tonight our babies will be so loved. i'm amazed at how well all of these species were created to change and adapt as we humans have changed the world around them. hippos that get 'extreme makeovers' because the fish in the water they live in eat all of the ticks and mites off the hippos and there is a type of fish that use sharks as living loofahs to remove bacteria, parasites and dead scales... amazing

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