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2012-10-01 10:13:16

Tadpole shrimp are pests of rice production systems in California and have recently been found impacting Missouri and Arkansas rice fields. The shrimp feed on rice seedlings and uproot them during foraging, and their foraging behavior causes water to become muddy, which reduces light penetration to submerged seedlings and delays the development of the rice plant. In "Review of a New Pest of Rice, Tadpole Shrimp (Notostraca: Triopsidae), in the Midsouthern United States and a Winter...

Trawling Affects Deep-sea Canyons
2012-09-07 08:15:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Trawling is changing the topography and the environment of deep-sea canyons on the continental slope, a new study from the University of Barcelona finds. The study, published in Nature, contends that marine mountainsides are looking more like plowed fields, which changes the habitats of deep-sea creatures. The process rivals landslides and storms for re-shaping the slopes. Fishing fleets have been trawling the Mediterranean along...

2012-07-30 10:25:14

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rich Products Corporation's Brownsville manufacturing plant has earned "Best Aquaculture Practices" (BAP) certification. The Brownsville plant produces a large majority of Rich's seafood products distributed by SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co., maker of the country's top selling frozen specialty shrimp and seafood products. The BAP certification standards are developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), a nonprofit,...

Shrimp Fight Club: 'Holy Grail For Materials Engineers'
2012-06-08 09:50:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Engineers at the University of California, Riverside are looking to nature for inspiration in creating stronger vehicle frames and body armor. They may have found a key structure in the club-like claw of the sea floor-dwelling mantis shrimp, according to a report published online this week in the journal Science. The 4-inch crustacean, also known as a stomatopod, uses its claw with the deadly speed of a 22-caliber bullet to crack open everything from crab...

Invasion Of The Oversized Crustaceans! Asian Tiger Shrimp Invade The US
2012-04-27 07:16:15

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. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers have discovered that there were more than 10 times as many sightings of Asian tiger shrimp, which can grow to be more than a foot long...

2012-04-04 23:01:20

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, agriculture, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor nearly 3,500 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this natural sciences website is the Biological Sciences Category with nearly 521,000 articles partly derived by monitoring...

2012-04-02 10:00:35

As any comic book lover knows, when superheroes band together the bad guys fall harder. The strength that comes in numbers is greater than the sum of its parts. The same holds true, researchers have recently learned, when different species of crabs (genus Trapezia) and snapping shrimp (Alepheus lottini) in the central Pacific band together to defend their coral homes from hungry seastars. In these frequent conflicts "one-plus-one doesn't always equal two, sometime it is more," explains...

2012-02-22 15:15:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board (LSPMB) is teaming up with Louisiana Cookin' magazine and WWL Radio in New Orleans to give Mardi Gras revelers a little incentive to get healthy now that the party is over. LSPMB's Louisiana Seafood Fitness Challenge officially kicks off the day after Mardi Gras, February 22, and lasts 40 days. The Challenge encourages contestants to incorporate Louisiana seafood into their diets while...

2012-02-22 09:23:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astair, shrimp and pasta make a delicious and perfectly paired duo! Beginning Feb. 22, The Shrimp Council and Dreamfields Healthy Pasta will launch of the first "Shrimp & Pasta Party!" on Facebook. The party spotlights the great nutritional pair through an interactive recipe contest, a shrimp and pasta personality quiz, a place for fans to share their favorite shrimp attributes, and more. During the 40 days and...

2012-02-15 14:02:00

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co., the No. 1 shrimp brand within the frozen specialty seafood category, has ushered in 2012 with waves of changes, including a new coastal look, new packaging sizes and an interactive online rewards program. New Logo and Packaging Graphics Headlining the changes are SeaPak's new logo and packaging graphic updates, developed by packaging firm Smith Design, of New Jersey. The logo and packaging alterations...


Latest Shrimp Reference Libraries

Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp, Lepidurus packardi
2014-04-11 11:50:16

The vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) is a species of shrimp that can be found in California and southern areas of Oregon. Its range includes the Agate Desert in Oregon and many areas in California including the Central Coast, the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys, and the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This species prefers to reside in vernal pools, which are now rare, but it can be found in other freshwater habitats including ditches, reservoirs, and ponds. The...

Yellowfin croaker (Umbrina roncador)
2014-01-08 15:05:32

The yellowfin croaker can be found in the Gulf of California and Mexico. It is commonly found in bays, channels, harbors, and other near shore waters that have sandy bottoms. It is abundantly found along beaches during the summer and move to deeper waters for the winter. It has an arched back and an elliptical-elongated body with a blunt head. It is iridescent blue-grey in color with brassy reflections on the back with a silvery white belly. There are multiple dark wavy lines along its...

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2009-01-17 17:58:21

The Yellow-headed Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) is a species of fish found in coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. The head and upper body of this species is light, but brilliant, and yellow in color slowly fading to a pearlescent blue hue. The Yellow-headed Jawfish keeps near its small territory, and is typically seen with only the head and upper section of its body sticking out from its burrow. It will also sometimes hover nearby. It is able to arrange material using its mouth to carry...

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2009-03-28 17:01:34

The Ghost Shrimp, Pestarella tyrrhena is a species of thalassinidean crustacean that dwells in shallow, sandy tunnels of the ocean floor in the Mediterranean Sea and northern Atlantic Ocean. Initially, the crustacean derived its name from the Tyrrhenian Sea where it inhabited. The crustacean was called formerly Callianassa tyrrhena, but current common terminology for the species is Ghost Shrimp or Mud Shrimp. Fishermen in the Mediterranean have used it as bait for at least 200 years...

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2009-03-28 16:43:26

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...

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