MAy 7, 2010: Shrimp Swim

Tideflat Critters

Shrimp are much faster in reverse, but we didn't get it on camera.

We haven't been able to find live crab for the past couple of weeks, so we saved a few of the spot prawns in our crab aquarium, just to see how they'd do. Now we have two species of local shrimp on display: the spot prawns and coonstripe shrimp, which are much smaller but just as tasty. Here's a closeup of a coonstripe (and a fuzzy picture of Preston, the guy who sold us the shrimp): nose

Here's a spot prawn and a coonstripe becoming acquainted in the livetank:


Coonstripe are also called dock shrimp. They're common in Nothern Puget Sound, the San Juans, and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Our shrimp came from the Straights. And here's a picture of a coonstripe looking very colorful:

The above photo came from the divebums photo of the week page.

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  • Bruce on

    Way cool!

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