Ok, yes I know this is a somewhat odd title. I recently had a couple of days annual leave in London. Whilst there I visited a couple of attractions – namely Madame Tussauds and the London Sea Life Aquarium. And I thought it would be a great opportunity to have one of our team building blogs relating to this – plus we’ve never had a blog about the ocean!
I have to say I was quite impressed with the Sea Life Aquarium. It was a nice experience. Whilst there I overheard a young lad ask his dad why the sharks weren’t eating all the other fish in the same tanks as them. A great question from a young child – no doubt something a few adults themselves have also wondered. Well the simple answer is that the staff keep the sharks well fed so they don’t get hungry and want to eat the other fish!
He then asked why the sharks had the smaller fish following them around – weren’t they scared? Well at this point a member of staff explained the symbiotic relationships that the sharks have with the fish and the oceans. The smaller fish follow the sharks and eat the ‘left-overs’ or smaller particles of food the sharks don’t want. The sharks are happy to let them as the smaller fish keep them clean, by eating any organisms that settle on them. Granted this is more applicable in our great vast oceans, but a change in location doesn’t mean that the sharks and the fish don’t work together for their common good.
The common good. Now there’s a thought…
A good fun and informative day!