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The relationship between whales and marine birds is an excellent example of a symbiotic commensalism. Very often, seabirds and marine mammals forage in the same patches of water. The birds take advantage of whales’ feeding behaviours to catch some prey of their own.
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West Greenland: Icebergs & Midnight Sun
The relationship between whales and marine birds is an excellent example of a symbiotic commensalism. Very often, seabirds and marine mammals forage in the same patches of water. The birds take advantage of whales’ feeding behaviours to catch some prey of their own.