Commensalism-Atlantic Puffin and Rabbit
Justin Goff / Core 4 / 3-10-15
Commensalism is an association between two organisms in which one benefits and the other does not benefit and is not harmed.
The Atlantic Puffin uses a rabbits burrows for nesting after spending autumn and winter in the open oceans of the cold northern seas. The rabbit is not affected.
The scientific name for the Atlantic Puffin is Fratercula arctica but is also known as the common puffin.
The Atlantic Puffin mostly inhabits colder ares like Iceland, Norway, Greenland, and many North Atlantic islands.