Sleeping with the Enemy

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Event type: Talk, meet the scientist

Location: Attenborough Studio

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Free, no ticket required

A marine worm moves in with a carnivorous sponge. Find out what happens next for this unlikely duo at Nature Live.

Unlike their filter-feeding cousins, carnivorous sponges are unique, feeding directly on small invertebrates. But one carnivorous species in the deep sea provides a cosy home for a marine worm.

How does the worm manage to live in an otherwise hostile environment? What is the benefit that both sponge and worm get out of this symbiotic relationship?

The Museum’s own dynamic duo of marine scientists Sergio and Ana explore these questions and more from their latest research.


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