Lobster are typical creatures of the ledge and crevice system here.
|The larger undercuts are homes to schooling fish like these grunts, but frequently with uninvited guests which are happiest when dinner doesn't notice them in time.|
|They hang out by day in tiny undercuts and fissures with deep escape routes and just enough room for the lobster to pass through (not enough for its larger predators).|
|Related to the lobster, but with an entirely different behavior and lifestyle are the shrimp. They will hang around the larger ledges and undercuts where larger fish tend to rest from the current. The shrimp advertise their presence, and fish will swim up and allow the shrimp to "clean them" (i.e., consume the parasites they can remove from the fish) like this moray eel at a cleaning station, pictured below.|
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