This shrimp was really exciting! We spent five minutes documenting this shrimp’s grooming behavior. Here it is just beginning to groom its rostrum after finishing with its eyes and carapace.  I had never seen a shrimp groom itself before nor one with such a flexible appendage to do so.

This shrimp was really exciting! We spent five minutes documenting this shrimp’s grooming behavior. Here it is just beginning to groom its rostrum after finishing with its eyes and carapace. I had never seen a shrimp groom itself before, nor one with such a flexible appendage to do so. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs.

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