MAy 7, 2010: Shrimp Swim

Posted by Adam James on December 05, 2014 1 Comment

Shrimp are much faster in reverse, but we didn't get it on camera. httpv:// We haven't been able to find live crab for the past couple of weeks, so we saved a few of the spot prawns in our crab aquarium, just to see how they'd do. Now we have two species of local shrimp on display: the spot prawns and coonstripe shrimp, which are much smaller but just as tasty. Here's a closeup of a coonstripe (and a fuzzy picture of Preston, the guy who sold us the shrimp): nose

Here's a spot prawn and a coonstripe becoming acquainted in the livetank:


Coonstripe are also called dock shrimp. They're common in Nothern Puget Sound, the San Juans, and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Our shrimp came from the Straights. And here's a picture of a coonstripe looking very colorful:

The above photo came from the divebums photo of the week page.

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Posted by Bruce on December 05, 2014

Way cool!

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