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Pretty shrimp

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Damn! That thing is almost too pretty to eat . . . almost! ;)
 
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wow! that is an amazing photo! and a beautiful shrimp.
will look that one up... hmmm....
how big is it? about 1 inch?
 
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gonetobaja... had a look through my book.. .can't find this shrimp. i am intrigued.. it's beautiful.. will keep looking for the name.

keeping send in those pics.. they are wonderful.
 
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It was about 1 inch long and I put it in a small aquarium and took a pic of it. I dont know what it is called. I found it in the northern sea of cortez.
 
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gonetobaja

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I say we name it on this site...

How about the orange spotted, blue legged, white faced disco shrimp?

Id bet ya 5 bucks its not in any books...
 

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gotobaja,
Since you live close by, I think you ought to take some pix down to Scripps and have them take a look at it. That ought to clarify its little self . . . might even be a new species. Then they could name it after you, say cameronabonita gotobajaensis. :D
 
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My god... lol its a fashion shr(p)imp!n HAHAHA rofl
Kinda looks like its a white shrimp wearing a japanese kimono...
 
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cool thing! you must have been looking very carefully to find a inch long shrimp from the bottom... Cool photos.. I would say it looks like it would glow in the dark.. did you try? :)

Pekka
 
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Dosent glow. I found another thing that I just call the blob. I let him go in my aquarium and I see him every 3 or 4 months. That thing is day-glo orange. Ill take a pic of him if he comes out again.

When I am in the water, as most of you know, the closer I look the more I see. The beauty of the ocean is in the details...

I have spent a tank in a 10x10 patch of reef just laying on the bottom and looking into every hiding spot there was. The enchanted Islands in northern baja have so much weird stuff. I need to get me one of those real good underwater digitals.

The problem is, the tides are extreme at the islands and they are only diveable twice a month for 2 or 3 days. But thats why there is so much life under the water.

Getting tanks is tough out here also, you have to bring your own. I freedive mostly so sometimes I will sit in 3 ft of water at the top of a seamount and just lay in the water for a couple of hours and watch the show.

Then someone will want a ham sandwich...


GTB
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I hear ya. I've spend hours flipping over rocks in the sea of cortez on low tide. The fish and invertabrates are amazing. Just watch out for the bristle worms. If I ever get back I'll try watching them in action too. It is really different than any other place I've seen.
 
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Bumblebee Shrimp

hey gonetobaja

was looking through my Crusteaceans book last night... i think it's a bumblebee shrimp..
well get the scientific name in a minute.

will check out your website today :cool:
 
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found it

i think/...
 

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Jeez Sara.

How many shrimps are there in that book?

That one at the top of the page looks mad :D

Are they all edible or is there a "Death Shrimp" in there?
 
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The book is

Crustacea Guide of the World, by Helmut Debelius

it's an amazing book... all and the known/described species of crustacea are in there with colour pics of each one.

you can get it on Amazon.com

how's it going?
 
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I am doing really well Sara.

You still bogged down with work?

I am only really interested in the edible ones really :p

Tienes un libro de ALMEJAS? :D
 
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I knew you guys would be able to find out the answer!!

Thanks alot Island Sands!!
That sure is one hell of a shrimp book.

So much for naming my first ever discovered shrimp species....

I still like disco or shr(p)imp shrimp.

Although it flys around the water like a little bee.

Im gonna have to find something else to post now.

Im leaving again on Wed for a 5 day island trip and we are bringing a top quality underwater video camera, maybe I can get some stills from the cameraman.

GTB

"Ok no more checkpoints for 1hr, grab that 6pack..."
 
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