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Invasive? Bloody Red Shrimp Are Supper for Great Lakes Fish


Science & Tech  (tags: Invasive? Bloody, Red, Shrimp, Are, Supper, for, Great, Lakes, Fish )

Agnes
- 2394 days ago - treehugger.com
Time to rethink invasive species, at least when it comes to bloody red shrimp in the Great Lakes. In most cases, invasive species are a bad thing. They compete with native species and can really screw up an ecosystem. See zebra and quagga mussels.



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Nelson Baker (0)
Monday November 28, 2011, 3:46 pm
Although they are an invasive species it seems like they would be good food for domestic fish.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Monday November 28, 2011, 9:04 pm
All such invaders should be studied before being allowed free rein. Sure, this might feed native species, but what do the shrimp eat? is there enough? Will it run out? Do they get into coolant intakes or purification plants and gum up the works? Do they emit toxic by-products? We need to know!
 

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday November 29, 2011, 4:53 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday November 29, 2011, 6:20 am
Leave the animals alone!!
 

Sue Matheson (79)
Tuesday November 29, 2011, 5:47 pm
thanks.
 

Patricia Ces (8)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 1:43 pm
I think it's essential to study the pros and cons of doing anything about things ike this. Sometimes a "quick fix" could turn out to be worse than the original problem itself!!
 

Holly Lawrence (430)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 11:06 am
Noted!
 

Vicky P (476)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 1:09 pm
well, if the fish are eating them, they wont be a problem?
 
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