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Boxer Shrimp

IMG_1318Our night dive was going slowly. Then Farid stopped and pointed at a common urchin on the seabed. But his pointer led me to two boxer shrimp lying in the shadow of the urchin. I guess they use the urchin as sort of a symbiotic protector.IMG_1324

Having been stung by an urchin I am most certainly careful not to ever go near an urchin. Not one but two shrimp were there! And they were lazy. I swam in close and used my flash and they hardly budged. The antennae stick out a long way. The bodies are small and hardly make a bite. I was just so happy to catch them in the open.IMG_1325After so many dives you live for these rare special moments. They don’t come often.

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One response

  1. We are having shrimp and pasta for dinner. Coincidence?

    November 8, 2014 at 6:25 pm

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