An example of mutualism in the ocean is the relationship between coral and a type of algae called zooxanthellae. The relationship is mutualistic because neither organism would be able to survive without the other. More »

A primary example of mutualism in estuaries is the relationship between fiddler crabs and Spartina alterniflora, a type of smooth cordgrass. Spartina is an essential component in the estuarine ecological system. More »

The kinds of plants found in the ocean include phytoplankton, seagrasses and algae. While phytoplankton floats on the surface of water, seagrasses root into the ground, and algae attaches to another object. More » Pets & Animals Marine Life

An example of mutualism in the desert is the relationship between the desert mistletoe plant and the Phainopepla bird. As the bird eats the berries produced by the desert mistletoe, it passes undigested seeds. This ensur... More »

Water snails are herbivores whose diets consist of algae and other forms of vegetation. Both in captivity and the in the wild, water snails adapt their diets to eat nearly any type of vegetation or micro-organism that is... More »

Krill eat phytoplankton and tiny single-celled plants and algae. Most species of krill are omnivorous filter feeders, although there are some carnivorous species that eat the larvae of fish and zooplankton. Most krill us... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life

Brine shrimp eat green algae by filtering water through their legs. Members of the order Anostraca, brine shrimp are small crustaceans that live in brine pools and other inland waters featuring high salinity. More » Pets & Animals Marine Life