Underwater Video:- Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes Holthuisi)

Finally managed to get some underwater video of Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes Holthuisi). There are a reasonable number of anemones at the local reefs that host shrimp, but diving with groups often makes it difficult to stop and find them.

The visibility was a little low the other day when diving at Agincourt Reef with Quicksilver’s Silversonic . The boat dropped us off at the end of the reef for a drift dive, and I noticed a coral trout at 15m sitting over an anemone on the sandy bottom with his mouth open.

Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes Holthuisi)
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I descended down with the aim of getting a photo of the coral trout, but it swam off when I got close. I looked down and noticed the anemone was loaded with anemone shrimp. Most times you will only see one or two shrimp, but this one was loaded with more than twenty. It was obviously a cleaning station, but at the time this did not register with me.

It is a great lesson in the more you know and understand a subject, the better you can anticipate events, the better experience you will have, and the more you will see.  I will be keeping a lookout for more of these in the future.

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