Giant Prawn Down Under

Friday, March 24, 2017 by Ciera Akins

A prawn was found that is so big that it can’t be called a shrimp! This leader prawn was found in the Gulf of Carpentaria, which is between Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. It’s not the Gulf of Maine but it just goes to show how amazing and surprising the creatures in the ocean can be. The prawn weighed over half a pound (at about .66 pounds), which is rare for this species.

Check out this article if you want to learn more: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-22/forearm-sized-prawn-caught-in-the-gulf-of-carpentaria/8376430

Image by Eric Barker

Giant Prawn Down Under


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