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Invasive Shrimp Found in Lake Superior


As if carp weren’t enough, invasive shrimp have now been found in Lake Superior for the first time. Although only a single shrimp was found, scientists confirmed the bloody-red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala) was found near the Allouez Bay in Lake Superior. The shrimp have been previously found in the other Great Lakes, and scientists are still trying to determine the impact of the shrimp on the environment. The bloody-red shrimp is a native of eastern Europe, moves in swarms typically, and avoids sunlight. Boaters are encourage to practice careful cleaning habits when moving between bodies of water to prevent the further spread of invasive species.

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