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Giant Cannibal Shrimp More Than A FOOT Long Invade Waters Off Gulf Coast
Daily Mail Online ^ | 4/26/12 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 04/27/2012 2:35:01 PM PDT by Lmo56

A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species' territory.

The shrimp are known to eat their smaller cousins, and sightings of the massive crustaceans have gone up tenfold in the last year, biologists say.

The black-and-white-striped shrimp can grow 13 inches long and weigh a quarter-pound, compared to eight inches and a bit over an ounce for domestic white, brown and pink shrimp.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: jumboshrimp; shrimp
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To: Hugin

If that is the case allow unlimited harvesting of these. They will be well under control soon.

41 posted on 04/27/2012 5:27:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: freedumb2003

I’m never going to eat a shrimp again... :-)

42 posted on 04/27/2012 5:38:41 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (We not not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children. Native American P.)
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To: freedumb2003

Look at the chin whiskers on that rascal! If you don’t want to eat em, you could use the chin whiskers to tie your bread bag shut.

43 posted on 04/27/2012 5:54:54 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Shrimp = Bait. I was in Mbabane, Swaziland, back in the 80s. I had occasion to cruise by the Charge’s office one Saturday afternoon. Someone from the embassy in Maputo, Mozambique, had sent a crate of Indian Ocean shrimp to the Charge’. I had a look at some of those monsters; they were easily as big as my shoe.

44 posted on 04/27/2012 6:54:49 PM PDT by Ax
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To: AnTiw1

Gee, Michelle, get a grip. Remember the “obesity epidemic”.

45 posted on 04/27/2012 7:28:24 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: umgud

Hubby used to raise them in Hawaii, and he says they are good eats.

46 posted on 04/27/2012 8:23:10 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Politicalmom

“Barack, the Freepers are making fun of me again...can’t you send a drone and blow them up or something?”

“Michelle, the last time I blew somebody up for you, I had to invade a country to cover it up...little do the American people know, the ‘Arab Spring’ mess all started necause Moammar said you had chunky thighs...”

47 posted on 04/27/2012 9:59:24 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: Lmo56
YUM... they are so good that they farm them to sell here in Asia.


Most tiger prawns available on the US market are black tiger pawns that originate from prawn farms in Southeast Asia. They usually come raw with shell, cooked, easy peel or in other ready to eat forms. Americans are buying cultured prawns more and more every year because they can be cooked using just about any method you can think of and taste great.

48 posted on 04/27/2012 10:33:46 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: LadyDoc

No farmed shrimp for me. I’ll take gulf shrimp any day.

49 posted on 04/28/2012 7:19:16 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Hugin
It does make you wonder who was the first guy who said, “Hey, lets eat that!”.

I used to think the same thing about shrimp, lobster and crabs, but you have to remember these were people who would eat anything, if you would eat a grasshopper and a grub you wouldn't hesitate to eat a shrimp:) Probably a big step up, taste wise.

50 posted on 04/28/2012 9:01:03 AM PDT by calex59
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