18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Skeleton Shrimp

A skeleton shrimp (Caprella alaskana) uses its pereopod appendages to attach itself to a piece of kelp. No larger than an inch or so, numerous skeleton shrimp can be found on a single strand of kelp or eelgrass.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Burien, Washington, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Gina Lusardi