What Makes Blowfish Toxic? | Microbe Minute

ED YONG: These tropical fish have a signature defense. But inside some blowfish is even more protection– a potent toxin made by microbes. [MUSIC PLAYING] The inflated size of blowfish can thwart predators. [MUSIC PLAYING] Those with spines have even more security. [MUSIC PLAYING] And there’s a third defense that some of these fish share. […]

Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid | I Contain Multitudes

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hello. Yes, it’s me, right here. Being able to turn invisible, or at the very least being incredibly well-camouflaged, is incredibly useful, especially if I was a spy. I’m not a spy. For me, it would be really fun to be able to disappear from view on a whim. But for this creature, […]