Project Description

When viewed from above, the colouration and pattern of the sparkling shrimp (Pandalopsis lucidirimicola) really looks amazing.  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.