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Snapping shrimp pop to send alert and nab food

  • COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT

    Petroglyph shrimp channels are etched in lobe coral off Lanikai Beach.

We oceangoers rarely see the little gunslingers because they live in burrows. But we hear them. The split-second closure of each shrimp’s single, oversize claw makes a popping sound. When the creatures pop by the thousands, as is often the case, it’s like snorkeling in a giant bowl of Rice Krispies. Read more

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