Animals & Wildlife Magazine

World's Biggest Prawn Discovered

By Gerard @presurfer
World's Biggest Prawn Discovered
A British expedition to one of the deepest parts of the ocean has discovered an enormous species of crustacean that looks like a prawn and is 11 inches (28 centimeters) long. The so-called 'supergiant' - a type of amphipod - was discovered more than four miles below the surface in waters north of New Zealand. The new specimen was ten times the size of mosty amphipods.
Scientists say the term 'supergiant' was coined by U.S. researchers when they found some large amphipods in the early 1980s. The supergiant amphipod has not been reported since and has faded into the realms of rare and mysterious deep-sea creatures.The Presurfer

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog