Thursday, December 8, 2011
3 Foot Shrimp - with lots eyes - and teeth
Gotta like that - of course today's shrimp are only non-scary because they are so small. I recall once watching a set of shrimp attack and eat a much larger crab that was having some issues. They simply swarmed it and began picking it apart at the seams. Rather disturbing to watch, but they were just getting in fast- the crab was going down and something was going to eat it. Why not the little guys?
The 3 foot long "shrimp" mentioned recently in the news with incredible faceted eyes is actually not so much a "shrimp," as a shrimp-like arthropod, an Anomalocaris. Arthropods are the incredibly diverse group including shrimps, crabs and even insects. I remember my brother telling me once that the lobster I was eating was, "just a big cockroach" and to some extent he was correct. It was part of the arthropod line just as insects are. But much tastier.
Nah - that would be looking at an arthropod eye - like a fly
or a shrimp...
Posted by HIMB CEP at 1:58 PM