WOW – I was surprised when I spotted this gem on a dive! This was the first sighting I’ve had of a rare sparkling shrimp (Pandalopsis lucidirimicola) and what a colourful critter. This shrimp is known to hide in crevices and is difficult to find. It was only recently discovered in the 1990’s by a Vancouver Aquarium dive team led by Danny Kent. The sparking shrimp can grow to 2 inches (5 cm) long, with a range from central BC to northern Washington.