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Originally posted by sweetnlow
YUM shrimplobsters on the barbe tonight
Originally posted by AnimositisominA
I wonder what they taste like.
Originally posted by Frogs
Originally posted by popsmayhem
It is a HUUUUUGE shrimp
it could literally take out all
the other shrimp.
This is a real *jumbo shrimp*
...and therein lies the problem.
The shrimp it replace make up a pretty important link in the food chain. That being food for well - dang near every other commercial or sport fish that swims in the Gulf at one time or another in their life cycle. Many for their entire life cycle.
This guy could crowd out (or even eat) the native, smaller shrimp along with crabs, etc. From the looks of the pic these shrimp are just too big for many juvenile fish and other animals that prey on the native shrimp to eat.
So yeah, I'd like a foot long shrimp to snack on as well as anybody. But not if it means no more redfish, snook, sea trout, snook, etc because of the disruption to the food chain.
"Though no one is sure what the ecological impact will be, scientists fear a tiger prawn takeover could knock nature's balance out of whack and turn a healthy, diverse marine habitat into one dominated by a single invasive species.
I love how people are like FUKUSHIMA or BP but this has been a known problem for YEARS.