Zanzibar shrimp

Zanzibar shrimp

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Credit: MATTHEW OLDFIELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Zanzibar shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica, centre) camouflaged on a sea whip. This shrimp avoids predators by resting against the sea whip, a gorgonian (coral-like organism) which uses its tentacles to obtain food from the water. Photographed off Mabul, Malaysia.

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