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Increase In Massive Shrimp Discovered In Gulf

Federal biologists find an increase in the number of big Asian tiger shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico.

Freaky fish fuel nightmares

Giant Asian tiger shrimp have shown up in the gulf of Mexico and the southeast coast, and, unlike their bottom-feeding cousins, are big enough — up to 13 inches long and weigh up to a quarter pound — to gobble up smaller shrimp. Researchers worry that the Asian species is preying on the smaller, native shrimp, competing for resources and carrying disease.