Shrimpy invaders

A shrimplike creature that has invaded the Great Lakes could spell big trouble for young fish.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM January 12, 2007

A new type of shrimplike crustacean has appeared in the Great Lakes, and that's not necessarily a good thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This tiny European mysid shrimp, about a half-inch long, could spell big problems for the Great Lakes, where it's just been spotted.

 

This tiny European mysid shrimp, about a half-inch long, could spell big problems for the Great Lakes, where it's just been spotted.

 

Steven Pothoven, NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

These crustaceans, called mysid shrimp, normally live in rivers near the western coast of the Caspian Sea in eastern Europe. In November, researchers from the National Ocean...

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