Hannah Kanipe, Abby Ferrell, Jahnia Camp
Types of species interactions:
Predation- When one organism hunts another organism for food. Beneficial for the organism that is the predator. Ex-Snakes preying on mice.
Parasitism-The relationship between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits and the other usually has some damage inflicted. Ex-Tapeworms in the digestive tract,
Mutualism- Relationship in which two organisms interact and they both benefit from the interaction. Ex-Ox pecker and the black rhinos/zebras. The birds sit on the rhino or zebra and eats the debris off the its back while the rhino or zebra gets cleaned.
Commensalism-Relationship between two organisms in which one organism benefits and the other is neither helped or harmed. Ex-Pilot fish that latches on to sharks and eats the left over food. The fish benefits from the food and the shark receives nothing.