Reply to post: Smoking seaweed?

TROUT and EELS in SINISTER PACT to RULE the oceans

Chris G Silver badge

Smoking seaweed?

Or something else?

It sounds as though these researchers have gotten a little carried away with their speculation based on their observation.

As far as I am aware cognitive behaviour require a fair bit of processing ability; this sounds more like evolved behaviour patterns.

When the trout has found prey and is unable to reach it, perhaps it has a particular behavioural trait which over time the eels have come to equate with the presence of prey that they can reach. Clearly the trout are not a threat to the eels so they are just using a form of opportunism as a hunting/food sourcing ploy. Obviously if the eel chases the prey out of the crevice before it can eat it, the waiting trout will grab it.

Where was it they had a jaunt to, to indulge in this shaky science?

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