Snorkeling at Santa Carolina Island. My first snorkel since my accident, and it is was amazing! The fish life was insane! I
had to settle with floating at the surface but @robrowles dived down and god some great footage.
Can you see the sneaky shrimp hiding in the Solitary coral?
I watched for a while as I saw the Mushroom Coral Shrimp (Cuapetes kororensis) pick food from the tentacles of the solitary mushroom coral like it was in an all you can eat buffet.
This shrimp and coral show an example of a symbiotic relationship, where both animals benefit somehow from each other.
The shrimp feeds on algae, parasites and zooplankton. So while it may be stealing the occasional snack from the coral, it's a small payment for keeping it healthy. The coral benefits from this, and may also provide protection for the shrimp in its long tentacles.
Some research suggests they are exclusively associated with this particular coral.
Vicino la città di Santa Marta (Colombia) si trova un piccolo villaggio di pescatori.
Proprio lì contrattammo un passaggio sulla piroga di un pescatore, per una delle spiagge più belle della costa caraibica colombiana.
Em menos de 24h após o corte! Já abrem!! In less than 24 hours after cutting! Already open !! Para mais informações por favor envie mensagem privada ou entre em contacto connosco:
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Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus) feeding on a Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni). Normally, the prey is quickly sucked into the oversized mouth and transported to the stomach, even if it´s a little bit larger than the frogfish (Antennarius pictus) itself. Here is the Cardinalfish just briefly stucked, the froggi had to suck in again and the photographer got his change.
Normalerweise wird die Beute blitzschnell in das übergroße Maul gesaugt und in den Magen befördert, selbst wenn sie ein wenig größer als der Anglerfisch (Antennarius pictus) selbst ist. Hier ist der Banggai-Kardinalfisch (Pterapogon kauderni) aber kurz hängen geblieben sodass der Angler nachfassen musste und der Fotograph seine Change wahrnehmen konnte.