Shrimp net, Mexico

Before casting his net, a shrimper puts his head underwater to listen. From the clicking sounds that shrimp make, he can tell whether the shrimp are staying in the grasses on the sea floor, or moving in the water above. This net was made by Victor Osuna Tisnado, who fished in the Pacific.
courtesy of James R. McGoodwin

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