Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy


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Photos courtesy of Lisa ๐Ÿ˜‰

Who We Are

Harry Samuels, Lisa, Charlcie, Kaitlyn

What We Did

Use push net and bait to collect blue crabs and brown shrimp.

What We Learned

  • How to guide a push net correctly. “It’s all in the hips”.
  • Differentiate between grass shrimp and brown shrimp.
  • Identify usable brown shrimp and blue crabs based on size (~3cm for crabs).

Questions We Have

How would the experiment change if a different species of shrimp (i.e. grass shrimp) was used in the experiment?

Connections to Teaching

Possible predator-prey relationship. Data collection and compilation.