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Via @alexkyddphoto 'Sharks and turtles at the local day spa'
Grey reef sharks, turtles and many other species visit this cleaning station to stay healthy. Its like a car wash.
Cleaning stations are unique and important areas on the reef where marine animals have smaller fish remove parasites and dead skin. The grey reef shark in this clip is having it's mouth cleaned! #sharksatthedentist 🦈. Filmed on tour with @ningaloomarineinteractions .
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about the interaction:
what you see in the beginning is called a footprint. the 👣 is the result of the 🐳 fluke propelling it downward/forward. scientists aren't 100% sure why humpbacks breach. Common explanations include competitive behavior, communication, getting rid of parasites, and/or scratching an itch. This whale was alone with no other sightings for about 30 minutes. I like to assume this whale was calling for friends/mate like "hey, I'm over here!" There have been no reports of humpbacks feeding in/around the islands so this type of energetically expensive behavior is very significant.