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Giant cannibal shrimp more than a FOOT long invade waters off Gulf Coast
Daily Mail ^ | 21:48 EST, 26 April 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

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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Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.
1 posted on 04/27/2012 7:53:52 AM PDT by null and void
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And this is a real problem, because?


2 posted on 04/27/2012 7:55:18 AM PDT by chopperman
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So even the shrimps know they are tasty!


3 posted on 04/27/2012 7:57:06 AM PDT by MNDude
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Giant Shrimp
4 posted on 04/27/2012 7:58:23 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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“Giant shrimp”

uh huh

I think Cap’n Dan gonna need a bigger boat...


5 posted on 04/27/2012 7:58:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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The question is, how do they taste???


6 posted on 04/27/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT by jch10
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To: chopperman
with regards to taste and texture the tiger shrimp are considered to be the carp of the shrimp sp
7 posted on 04/27/2012 8:03:02 AM PDT by drypowder
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Obviously TEXAS shrimp.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 8:04:18 AM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed.)
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To: silverleaf
"Capt'n Dan!...these are just babies!"...
9 posted on 04/27/2012 8:08:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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There are some days I am especially glad I am Vegan...this is one of them!


10 posted on 04/27/2012 8:11:00 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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Are they eating the eyes out of the local seafood?


11 posted on 04/27/2012 8:11:46 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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Ise-ebi oishii yo!


12 posted on 04/27/2012 8:12:36 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: jmax
Gotta get a bigger barbie...
13 posted on 04/27/2012 8:13:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: chopperman

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).


14 posted on 04/27/2012 8:14:33 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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15 posted on 04/27/2012 8:15:12 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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What the hell is it about Asians stuff that likes to come here unopposed? Asian tiger shrimp, asian carp, tennis shoes...


16 posted on 04/27/2012 8:16:18 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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LOL I see what you did there.


17 posted on 04/27/2012 8:16:30 AM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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"I, for one, welcome our new crustacean overlords..."

18 posted on 04/27/2012 8:22:09 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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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.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 8:23:10 AM PDT by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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And the Asian Tiger Shrimp Moms are making their kids take calculus.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 8:24:47 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Wpin
There are some days I am especially glad I am Vegan...this is one of them!

Not a vegan, but we are kosher! No "sea bugs" for me! YUCK!
21 posted on 04/27/2012 8:25:38 AM PDT by bearsgirl90
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To: Charles Martel
Much better and multipurpose!


22 posted on 04/27/2012 8:26:23 AM PDT by Errant
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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


23 posted on 04/27/2012 8:26:46 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKPrGxB1Kzc


24 posted on 04/27/2012 8:28:32 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Capt_Hank

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.


25 posted on 04/27/2012 8:28:37 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Capt_Hank

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.


26 posted on 04/27/2012 8:32:08 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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“...tiger shrimp are considered to be the carp of the shrimp”

SEZ WHO??
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!)


27 posted on 04/27/2012 8:33:47 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: Capt_Hank
Unless you are allergic to them. One shrimp will send me to the hospital.

Looks like one of these would send you to the morgue.

28 posted on 04/27/2012 8:36:47 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: jch10

see post 27


29 posted on 04/27/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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JUMBO shrimp
30 posted on 04/27/2012 8:37:48 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: chopperman

This is a solution looking for a problem...
Still waiting for the invation of the Asian Tiger Lobsters!


31 posted on 04/27/2012 8:37:48 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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GOT BUTTER?

32 posted on 04/27/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: wardaddy
a Shrimp Sandwich is a Shrimp Po-Boy

And a Portuguese Water Dog Sandwich is a Bo-Boy...

33 posted on 04/27/2012 8:39:37 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1193 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Errant

I use Tony’s on everything...potatoes, eggs, casseroles...etc....its fantastic.....


34 posted on 04/27/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT by cherry
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To: evets
"Excuse me while I get all up in this burger..."
35 posted on 04/27/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

Shrimp, lobster, crab...
all of them are the “cockroaches of the sea”

and delicious.


36 posted on 04/27/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; All
That's NOT a tiger shrimp; it's a big white shrimp, which is one of the Gulf natives.
BTW, the article makes it sound as if only tiger shrimp get really big; that's not true. As you can see from the photo in the previous post, all shrimp can get big if they live long enough.

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!!

37 posted on 04/27/2012 8:51:56 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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"...and what did you have, Rosewood?"

Well, it was a shrimp salad sandwich, sir."


38 posted on 04/27/2012 8:57:09 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Hang'emAll

That is really interesting, thx for sharing.


39 posted on 04/27/2012 9:01:19 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

So....now that my stomach is growling...how did you cook those monsters?


40 posted on 04/27/2012 9:01:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mich Patriot

?


41 posted on 04/27/2012 9:02:21 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1193 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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One species of shrimp eating another is no more cannibalism than a hawk eating a pigeon, but I guess it sounds scary.


42 posted on 04/27/2012 9:02:47 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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Unless you are allergic to them. One shrimp will send me to the hospital.

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.

43 posted on 04/27/2012 9:04:30 AM PDT by Maceman
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Scene from “Beverly Hills Cop”...all the shrimp talk made me think of it.


44 posted on 04/27/2012 9:08:51 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Wpin
There are some days I am especially glad I am Vegan...this is one of them!

You just proved the old joke....

Q: "How can you tell if someone is vegan?"

A: "Oh, THEY'LL let you know."
45 posted on 04/27/2012 9:09:04 AM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
Kinda cute...
46 posted on 04/27/2012 9:11:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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>> And this is a real problem, because?

Biodiversity, man!

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! ;-)


47 posted on 04/27/2012 9:14:00 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

WHERE did you get a picture of my ex? I thought we burned them all...


48 posted on 04/27/2012 9:14:50 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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>> And a Portuguese Water Dog Sandwich is a Bo-Boy...

DAMMIT!

Monitor cleanup on aisle 3...


49 posted on 04/27/2012 9:17:32 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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Aliens!!!!Aliens!!!!!Eat one, and it’ll pop out of your chest!!!!Their blood is acid!!!!!Yikes!!!!!Yikes!!!!!


50 posted on 04/27/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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