Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Standing guard

A yellow shrimpgoby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) stands guard at its burrow
The seagrass areas around Green Island are a good place to spot shrimpgobies, which live in a symbiotic relationship with alpheid shrimps. The gobies stand guard while the shrimps maintain the burrow. The only view I got of the shrimps were a tip of a pincers down in a burrow, but I managed to see a few of the gobies. This one was rather brave and stayed out until I got quite close.

I'm thinking I need to make a weighted mount for my camera, leave it next to a hole, then swim off for a bit with either video or time lapse photos being taken if I want to see the shrimp.

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