Skip to comments.Giant cannibal shrimp more than a FOOT long invade waters off Gulf Coast
Posted on 04/27/2012 7:53:45 AM PDT by null and void
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.
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And this is a real problem, because?
So even the shrimps know they are tasty!
I think Cap’n Dan gonna need a bigger boat...
The question is, how do they taste???
Obviously TEXAS shrimp.
There are some days I am especially glad I am Vegan...this is one of them!
Are they eating the eyes out of the local seafood?
Ise-ebi oishii yo!
No problem. Sounds delicious.
I think the crude oil that nuritious the bacteria must be a favorite meal for the shrimpy shrimp. And then the cannibal shrimp come along and feast on the delicious cousins. Then we come along and eat gulf shrimp the size of small lobsters.
We should be dumping more oil in the gulf. Apparently it produces better food for us and the shrimp. (liberal logic applied here).
What the hell is it about Asians stuff that likes to come here unopposed? Asian tiger shrimp, asian carp, tennis shoes...
LOL I see what you did there.
Unless you are allergic to them. One shrimp will send me to the hospital.
I was on a business trip in New Orleans, in the 90’s. While having breakfast in the hotel, I had grits with my eggs. Well, two fork fulls of the grits and I had the “tingle”. I went to the serving line and asked about the grits. Yep, cooked in shrimp broth. His reply, you are in New Orleans. I was the only one to lose weight on the week long trip.
How I wish that I could eat them. I stopped in Beaufort, SC, for the night while heading back to Florida from New Jersey with my boat. I went to a place that is supposed to have the best, Shrimp & Grits. Damn, did it look good.
And the Asian Tiger Shrimp Moms are making their kids take calculus.
Shrimp sandwich...maybe with shrimp salad
a Shrimp Sandwich is a Shrimp Po-Boy
Shrimp are great...if you live within a few hours from the Gulf where you can get them fresh all the time then you are blessed
here in Nashville...the best we have is a Bayou La Batre outfit that brings their product up daily but alas it’s frozen...decent though...in Franklin at the old oven Factory
fresh shrimp where you taste the Gulf are just better
if I could only pick one it would likely be perfectly light breaded fried shrimp like from Crechales...more flour/less cornmeal...not eggy and stiff...flaky baby..like Romney
and i eat the tails if fried or pressure cooked
whole shrimp pressure cooked are the bomb too....Jamaica does that with prawns
Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea...
More like cockroaches of the sea. But tasty cockroaches.
Pistol shrimp are cool they shoot their little shrimp friends with a blast of water at a speed of 100km/h with temp 9900C
I can eat shrimp but it would have been the grits that sent me to the hospital! Corn in some form, is in most of the products on the market today. Thank goodness for food labels but I really get tired of having to read them before I buy something.
I know of what you speak...shelfish allergies can make you very sick. A friend of mine had lobster and fealt terrible for two days.
“...tiger shrimp are considered to be the carp of the shrimp”
The Tiger shrimp I’ve eaten are the best tasting of any of ‘em! (Their price in the supermarket confirms that many others think so also!)
Looks like one of these would send you to the morgue.
see post 27
This is a solution looking for a problem...
Still waiting for the invation of the Asian Tiger Lobsters!
And a Portuguese Water Dog Sandwich is a Bo-Boy...
I use Tony’s on everything...potatoes, eggs, casseroles...etc....its fantastic.....
Shrimp, lobster, crab...
all of them are the “cockroaches of the sea”
About 20 years back, we were fishing early one morning out in the Gulf off Freeport, when some shrimp boats anchored near us for the day. They offered us some monstrous pink shrimp where the TAILS were 10” long and about 3” in diameter!!
Well, it was a shrimp salad sandwich, sir."
That is really interesting, thx for sharing.
So....now that my stomach is growling...how did you cook those monsters?
One species of shrimp eating another is no more cannibalism than a hawk eating a pigeon, but I guess it sounds scary.
I had the same allergy since childhood, and also to crab and lobster. One night around 30 years ago I was playing and emceeing an upscale wedding, and the waiters kept walking around all night with trays of the most succulent jumbo shrimp. I couldn't resist, ate a whole bunch, and could barely breathe when I went up for my next set.
Somehow, the allergy went away after that. Today I can eat all the lobster and shrimp I want.
Funny thing, about four years ago I pigged out on lobster one summer when a local restaurant that was going out of business ran a special on twin lobsters. I ate that for dinner there about four nights a week all summer, and had Papa Gino lobster rolls across the street for lunch.
After that summer, I kind of lost my taste for lobster, and almost never eat it anymore. But I'm still not allergic.
Scene from “Beverly Hills Cop”...all the shrimp talk made me think of it.
>> And this is a real problem, because?
In much the same way as it is preferable to water Kalifornia smelt rather than raise food crops — or better to preserve West Texas lizards rather than heat our homes and fuel our cars — why, it’s better to have scrawny plankton-sized native shrimp than to have big, tasty Asian shrimp. Biodiversity uber alles! ;-)
WHERE did you get a picture of my ex? I thought we burned them all...
>> And a Portuguese Water Dog Sandwich is a Bo-Boy...
Monitor cleanup on aisle 3...
Aliens!!!!Aliens!!!!!Eat one, and it’ll pop out of your chest!!!!Their blood is acid!!!!!Yikes!!!!!Yikes!!!!!
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