C.12 Shrimps of the Salish SeaGregory Jensen

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Most Northwest residents are familiar with our large (and delicious!) local spot prawns, yet they are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to local shrimps.

Myriad smaller species grace our waters; some with bizarre shapes, dazzling colors, and strange habits.dark shrimp copyright Gregory C Jensen

In this class we will explore the life cycles and lifestyles of these fascinating-- yet often overlooked-- creatures that are so essential to our marine ecosystems and fisheries.

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