Giant Alien Shrimp Invades Gulf of Mexico
The Asian tiger prawn, a foot-long crustacean with a voracious appetite and
a proclivity for disease, has invaded the northern Gulf, threatening prized
native species, from crabs and oysters to smaller brown and white shrimp.
Though no one is sure what the ecological impact will be, scientists fear a
tiger prawn takeover could knock nature's balance out of whack and turn a
healthy, diverse marine habitat into one dominated by a single invasive