Thursday, June 8, 2017

The few benefits of being a parent (as a seahorse)

So when we talked about Behavioral Ecology week 3 the topic of seahorses came up because of the parental care that the males put in. Well this paper talks about how this parental care improves their immune system! While mating competition does reduce the male's immunity, parenting is there to help improve it. If you want to know more check out this paper!
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1050464816306325 

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