Durban Dancing Shrimp

When the sun goes down, the moves heat up as the Durban Dancing Shrimp (rhynchocinetes durbanensis) rhythmically sway to and fro in the “back alleys” of the coral reefs. These intricately patterned nocturnal be-boppers aren’t looking for trouble. They’re simply enjoying each other’s company as they gracefully – albeit unintentionally – dance the night away. Due to some anatomical accessories, the Durban Dancing Shrimp are also known by the less delicate monikers of Camelback and Hingebeak Shrimp. But, they’re Lionel Richie cool. They just keep on dancing.  All Night Long…

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