Massive Prawns Invade Gulf Waters

Posted on December 30, 2011


Via Godlike Productions: “Known as Asian tiger prawns, thus far only five have been found in the Gulf, but that’s five more than should be there, and there have been a flurry of sightings. The species is from the western Pacific and can grow up to 13 inches long and half a pound. Marine scientists are conducting genetic studies to determine their origins, but it is thought there may have been an accidental release of farmed Asian tiger prawns in South Carolina.

As of yet, it hasn’t been proven that these prawns are actually breeding in the waters, simply that they have been introduced to the ecosystem

It’s possible these could be harvested in years to come, as shrimp are now, but it would be at the cost of the species of shrimp we know and love”

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