On a night dive, i discovered a bottle-tail squid that had just captured a shrimp, and was in the process of trying to eat it, when two hermit crabs appeared on the scene, stole the shrimp from the squid, then fought each other for the meal, kicking up the sea floor in the tussle. As this scene unfolded, several brittle stars emerged from the sand, grabbed the shrimp from the crabs, and ate their meal, having been 3rd on the scene ! it was a wonderful display of the marine food chain in action, with a final outcome i never would have predicted. 3 in series of 5.
- copyright 2009 jeff yonover
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- Komodo, Indonesia 2008 through 2013