Photo 11399, (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)

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What

Bay Ghost Shrimp Neotrypaea californiensis

Observer

kueda

Date

June 7, 2008 10:10 AM PDT

Description

Very cool find. It was like this, out of the water among the seaweed along the beach facing the harbor. Usually the burrow in the mud, and this thing was definitely still alive, so I don't know if it was sick or confused or what. Never seen one before though, and probably won't again unless I start digging in the mud (the next fronteir?). I don't think they're usually this pink either. Perhaps the color was the result of exposure to the sun.

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