Talk about jumbo shrimp!

Check out this new species of shrimp-like amphipods that was discovered in an ocean trench off the coast of New Zealand! The biggest one found was 11 inches long. Yum…

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Image: National Geographic

While reading this article, I could not resist the enticing advertisement for an even larger shrimp-like creature (over 3 feet!) that lived in prehistoric times. You can read more about this jumbo, jumbo shrimp here. They even have an artist’s rendition of what it may have looked like.

Source for story of extant shrimp:
National Geographic


  1. #1 wirawan
    February 11, 2012

    Can we eat it? and how about pigment on shell? Why them look unhealthy with no color?

  2. #2 fishman
    February 17, 2012

    hımmm,so delicious.