Monday, June 10, 2013

Commensal Emperor Shrimp and Tryon's Risbecia Nudibranch


Commensal Emperor Shrimp and Tryon's Risbecia NudibranchCommensalism is a form of symbiosis where one species (the shrimp) benefits while its host (the nudibranch) gains no benefit but remains unharmed by the association.The shrimp hitches a ride while foraging the black sand bottom.Dinah's Beach, Papua New GuineaRosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science 2013 Underwater Photography Contest - 2nd place, Macro category
Commensalism is a form of symbiosis where one species (the shrimp) benefits while its host (the nudibranch) gains no benefit but remains unharmed by the association. The shrimp hitches a ride while foraging the black sand bottom.

Dinah's Beach, Papua New Guinea

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science 2013 Underwater Photography Contest - 2nd place, Macro category

http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/outreach/underwater-photography/2013-winners