Pic of the Day – Coleman Shrimp

Here is another Indonesia photographer’s mecca – a pair of Coleman Shrimp.  These little beauties (the male is the smaller of the pair) are found on the magnificent (aka fire) sea urchin – a colourful, but very hurtful creature – avoiding contact while you frame up your shot is essential.  And I can tell you from extensive experience that it is a bit of chore checking out every freakin’ urchin to find one hosting these little shrimp.  Speaking of little, these shrimp are very small – usually less than half an inch long.

This image appeared in the April/May 2012 issue of Scubadiving Magazine, in an article about muck diving in Indonesia.  The image was captured in infamous Ambon Harbour – a very grubby but critter-rich location.

Coleman Shrimp – Periclimenes colemani

About Judy G Diver

Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, I have always felt a strong connection to the sea. But for many years, I stayed on the surface, afraid of what lurked down deep. When I was in my early 30's, with three young children (aka the P's), my husband (aka Mr G) signed us up for a SCUBA certification course, as a surprise. Although I had my fears, my stubbornness prevailed, and somehow I made it through four murky, frigid, cold water dives in Vancouver to successfully pass the course. Soon after we went diving off the west coast of Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez, where my eyes were opened to the beauty and other-worldliness of the life down under. And the rest, as they say, is history. I currently have well over 2000 dives under the belt, and I have been fortunate to travel and dive in Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Fiji, Palau, Philippines, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Hawaii, California, Egypt, Mexico, several islands in the Caribbean, and here in British Columbia. In addition to this blog and my personal website (Awoosh.com/Directory), which is linked at the top of the blog, my stuff has been published in a variety of magazines and websites, including a regular monthly feature for Scubadiving Magazine for several years. All links to this work can be found in this blog.
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