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Engineers at the University of California, Riverside are looking to nature for inspiration in creating stronger vehicle frames and body armor.
Giant cannibal shrimp are invading the coasts of America en masse -- and while it sounds like the work of a mad scientist in one of those cheesy, low-budget, black-and-white 1950s science-fiction movies, the danger (or rather, lack thereof) is all too real.
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The Asian Tiger Prawn, an invasive species in the Gulf of Mexico that can grow nearly a foot long and threatens native wild stocks, has been found on the Texas coast.
New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology shows that cleaner shrimp, in any group larger than two, viciously attack and kill each other until only a single pair remains.
MCLEAN, Va., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eat more seafood. This creed was abundantly clear for the first time in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans released January 31, 2011.
Palaemon serratus, traditionally referred to as the Common Prawn, is a species of shrimp located in the Atlantic Ocean from Denmark to Mauritania, and in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. The Common Prawn dwells in groups of about forty in rocky crevices at depths of up to 130 feet. The lifespan for these crustaceans is 3 to 5 years. Population of the species fluctuates through the seasons, but has a pronounced peak in the autumn. Females mature at a quicker rate than males. The Common...
The Cold-water Shrimp, Pandalus borealis (sometimes called Pandalus eous) is a species of shrimp native in cold waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. There are numerous English names including Deep-water Shrimp, Cold-water Shrimp, Northern Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, Northern Red Shrimp and Greenland Prawn (UK). Although the word shrimp is commonly replaced by the word prawn, this is an incorrect exchange in word. In the Atlantic Ocean, it is distributed from New England, Canada's eastern...
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