Friday, September 5, 2014

Giant Crustacean in Fort Pierce

Fisherman Steve Bargeron got more than he bargained for when he reeled in this enormous unidentified crustacean recently. He was fishing off a dock in Fort Pierce when he snagged the scary specimen.

Marine biologists are still examining the critter, and haven't yet determined just what it is. The media are almost universally referring to it as a "giant shrimp", but that's not known for sure. It is possible, some have said, that it could be a variant of the Mantis Shrimp - which, despite the name, bears no relation to mantises or shrimps; it's actually a type of crustacean known as a stomatopod.

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