It Takes Two
Ever heard the expression "it takes teamwork to make the dream work"? The staghorn hermit crab (Manucomplanus varians) is living proof. Instead of an abandoned shell, this crab makes its home in a staghorn hydrocoral, (Janaria mirabilis), whose stinging cells offer the crab protection. In return, the hydrocoral gets to move around and filter feed on plankton as the crab forages. Check out this pair in our ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge special exhibition, on view until August.