Project Description

This brown coloured stout shrimp (Heptacarpus brevirostris) was noticed in ten feet of water at the end of a dive, just before surfacing.  I recall being very buoyant and giving a long exhale to sink just enough to take the photo.  I now dive with a couple extra pounds of lead so shots can be taken in very shallow water.  Stout shrimp can be seen in a wide variety of colours and patterns, blending well into their surroundings.  These shrimp grow to 2.4 inches (6.2 cm) long, with a range from northern Alaska to southern California.