montereybayaquarium: If you have eyes for just…

montereybayaquarium:

If you have eyes for just one shrimp, make it a mantis shrimp.Β 

Aah! A shrimposter! Mantis shrimp, despite the name, aren’t exactly “shrimp.” In fact, they’re their own style of crustacean known as stomatopodsβ€”famous for their incredible beauty, radical feats of visual prowess and highly specialized weaponry.Β 

We apologize for this decidedly non-shimp contentβ€”but knowing what we know now about mantis shrimp, better safe than sorry! πŸ˜…

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled week of crustacean sensations with a very shrimportant announcement:
The peng-winning name for our newest chick is…Tule!

It was a close vote, but we think the name fits perfectly! Pronounced TOO-lee, her name comes from the large bulrush, or water plant, that was used by Ohlone Peoples to thatch their homes and for their tule balsas (rafts). Our other new penguin chick was named Piper by our aviculture volunteers, after the sandpiper birds seen frequently on local beaches!

Thank you all for voting! Tule and Piper will be moving behind the scenes this week with their penguin parents to learn how to swim, but you’ll be able to see them waddling with our African penguin colony in a few months!

Regular

We interrupt your regularly scheduled week of crustacean sensations with a very shrimportant announcement:
The peng-winning name for our newest chick is…Tule!

It was a close vote, but we think the name fits perfectly! Pronounced TOO-lee, her name comes from the large bulrush, or water plant, that was used by Ohlone Peoples to thatch their homes and for their tule balsas (rafts). Our other new penguin chick was named Piper by our aviculture volunteers, after the sandpiper birds seen frequently on local beaches!

Thank you all for voting! Tule and Piper will be moving behind the scenes this week with their penguin parents to learn how to swim, but you’ll be able to see them waddling with our African penguin colony in a few months!

Orange you glad you met this Pandalus gurneyi …

Orange you glad you met this Pandalus gurneyi shrimp bobbing on a sponge?

They’re one of the more common shrimp to be found on local Monterey Bay reefs. They live about 3 years or so, starting out as males and becoming females later on in life, a shrimpressive feat that maximizes the success of their brood of smol shromps.

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there’s a shrimpasta among us

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