Hawaii - Allie Kelley
Symbiosis

Symbiosis

The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is a federally protected creature. They can often be found along the shores of the Hawaiian Islands, however there are strict regulations regarding approaching and interacting with them. As residents of these islands, local divers all take part in speaking up for these turtles, letting visitors know not to touch them, regardless of how cute and approachable they are. Here, the fish and turtle have formed a symbiotic relationship where the fish will eat the algae on the turtle's shell, effectively cleaning him in the process.

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