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Monster shrimp have researchers scrambling

by Wally Northway Published: January 8,2012

Tags: Asian tiger shrimp, gulf of mexico, Mike Pursley, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

They sound like a shrimp-lover’s dream. Nearly-foot-long creatures that are beautifully marked and absolutely delectable. However, Asian tiger shrimp are proving a nightmare for researchers. The invasive specie is being found with increasing frequency in the Gulf of Mexico. Since they have never reached the Gulf previously, scientists and the shrimping industry are worried and […] [...]

Read the Jan. 9 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — Monster shrimp invade the Coast: Asian Tiger Shrimp are proving to be a nightmare for researchers who say they could feed on all other shrimp species and cause price spikes across the nation. By Wally Northway Also in this week’s paper: >> Legislature kicks off: Small business lobby hopeful odds […] [...]

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