MERMAID MINUTE #4: The Remora Fish, aka Sucker Fish!

MERMAID MINUTE #4: The Remora Fish, aka Sucker Fish!Also known as the “Sucker Fish,” Remoras attach themselves to larger fish and animals with a suction-cup like organ on the top of their heads! The first time I saw a remora, I thought it was a fish that an astronaut had stepped on! Look at the resemblance to a footprint on the moon! Remora fish can usually be seen hitching a ride on dolphins, whales, sea turtles and manta rays. This means they are protected from other predators and get to eat lots of scraps that fall behind after their host has eaten a meal. With their flat head, the remora kind of look like they’re swimming upside-down. Silly little fish! Hundreds of years ago, it was believed that if a remora stuck onto your boat, it was bad luck- and it would no longer sail. One time when I was swimming in the Caribbean, a Remora tried

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