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Rissoides desmaresti pic.
Photographs and text by Rohan Holt

Rissoides desmaresti

"The Mantis Shrimps were about 10 cm long. And the numbers were surprising, roughly 1 per square metre over an area of about 0.25 square km (25 hectares, 62 acres), thinning out to around 1 burrow per 100 square metres. i.e. 250,000 plus. "

Read more about this at the British Marine Life Study Society web site.

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