Why is the relationship between the grey whale and barnacles an example of commensalism?
The barnacle gets free food and a free ride and the whale is not harmed by the barnacle but does not benefit ether from the relationship. therefore the relationship between the Grey Whale and the barnacle is a perfect example of commensalism.
Commensalism is a symbiotic relationship were one animal benefits and the other animal is not affected. An example of commensalism is the relationship between barnacles and Humpback whales. The barnacles cling on too the whale and are carried to rich feeding grounds (So the barnacles benefit)and the whales are not affected by the barnacles.
one example are whales and barnacles, the barnacle benefits from the whale because it eats and gets protection, and the whale does not seem to be affected in any way. Commensalism is a symbiotic relationship where one party benefits and the other is not harmed. Examples of commensalism in the ocean are barnacles living on turtles, remoras feeding on a shark's food scraps and a crab that makes its home in an oyster's shell.
Commensalism is a relationship between two organisms where one species lives in side the other...it is similar to parasitism, but the species living inside the other causes no damage towards it Example 1: ladybugs living inside a flower Barnacles benefit from living on whales, and they do not hurt the whales. (Novanet/Gradpoint)
Commensalism is a relationship between two organisms wherein one benefits and the other is neither harmed nor benefited. An example of commensalism in a tropical rain forest is the association between a frog and a bromeliad. The frog gets water and shelter from the bromeliad but the bromeliad remains unaffected.
An example of Commensalism in the Sahara desert is the relationship between a creosote bush and a holly shrub. The creosote bush uses the holly shrub as a shade, wherein the holly shrub remains unaffected and gets nothing in return. Commensalism is a relationship in which two organisms live together wherein one benefits and the other remains unaffected.
A example of commensalism is barnacles and grey whales. You know that white stuff you see on gray whales? That's barnacles. Barnacles live on gray whales and get transported around the ocean. Cryptolepas rhachianecti attaches only to grey whales not any other kind, once they attach they stay on their for the rest of their life. The barnacles stick out feather feet to comb the sea and capture plankton. Barnacles are mainly on the whales…