Eel and Grouper’s Unlikely Hunting Alliance

Moray eels excel at ambushing prey within the intricate crevices of coral reefs, while groupers are adept in open waters.

signal their intent to hunt cooperatively by performing a unique head-shaking dance in front of the moray eel, urging it to join the pursuit.


Watch how these creatures hunt together...

This cooperative behaviour, while seemingly indicative of high intelligence, might be a result of evolutionary adaptation

When these two predators combine their strengths, their prey stands little chance.

Together, they swim through the reef, their combined presence ensuring that prey fish have nowhere to hide.

The grouper and moray eel aren’t the only underwater species that have realized the benefits of cooperative hunting. Watch the video to find out more...

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Eel and Grouper’s Unlikely Hunting Alliance