Monday, 30 April 2012
Tiger Shrimp Gulf
The black-and-white-striped shrimp can grow 13 inches long and weigh a quarter-pound, compared to eight inches and a bit over an ounce for domestic white, brown and pink shrimp. Scientists fear the tigers will bring disease and competition for native shrimp. Both, however, can be eaten by humans. tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon,
The increase 'is the first indication that we may be undergoing a true invasion of Asian tiger shrimp,' he said. 'Nobody knows what happened to their stock. But they have not been commonly caught in the area where that fish farm was,' she said. She said hundreds were caught along South Carolina, Georgia and Florida after a storm hit a South Carolina shrimp farm in 1988, but none was reported in U.S. waters for the next 18 years.