Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gobies & Shrimp

The nearly blind Pistol shrimp utilizes a fellow marine creature to create and maintain burrows in the sea bed sand. The small Goby fish and the Pistol shrimp have formed a symbiotic relationship; the Goby fish acts as watchman against predators and the Pistol shrimp offers the Goby shelter. The Goby sits outside of the burrow watching for potential predators while the shrimp continues to move gravel.


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