posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 06:00 PM
Let us have some fun:
What creature would you choose to represent another party besides Democrat (donkey), Republican(elephant),Libertarian (porcupine), and Rhinos? Please
say why you chose it, and party slogan. You can be funny, serious and anywhere in between.
I choose: Manta Ray because:
"They may associate with other fish species, as well as sea birds and marine mammals."
"As filter feeders, manta rays consume large quantities of zooplankton in the form of shrimp, krill, and planktonic crabs. An individual manta eats
about 13% of its body weight each week. When foraging, it slowly swims around its prey, herding it into a tight "ball", and then speeds through the
bunched organisms with a wide-open mouth.If a ball is particularly dense, a manta may somersault through it."
"Mantas visit cleaning stations on coral reefs for the removal of external parasites. The ray adopts a near-stationary position close to the coral
surface for several minutes while the cleaner fish consume the attached organisms. Such visits most frequently occur when the tide is high. In Hawaii,
wrasses provide the cleaning; some species feed around the manta's mouth and gill slits, while others address the rest of the body surface.In
Mozambique, sergeant major fish clean the mouth, while butterflyfishes concentrate on bite wounds. M. alfredi visits cleaning stations more often than
M. birostris. Individual mantas may revisit the same cleaning station or feeding area repeatedly and appear to have cognitive maps of their
Party slogan would be: Cohabitation