Sharing in the Animal World

This post courtesy BBC Earth. For more wildlife news, find BBC Earth on Facebook and Posterous.

Life is full of stories, from small moments to big feats and for the next two months at BBC Earth, life is all about sharing. We heard about narwhals helping humans to track temperatures in the arctic oceans last week. It is helping scientists better measure climate change and it got us thinking, what other beneficial relationships do humans and animals share? We would love it if you could tell us any of your ideas over on our Facebook page. If not, you can always come and look at our exclusive videos, images and stories there. You can even show us your nature photography that we may feature on our “Life Is” website. After all, this month is all about sharing.

Anyway, we thought of this incredible video of eels and humans helping each other out in the Solomon Islands…

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