Prehistoric Jumbo Shrimp Grew To Be 6 Feet Long

By Carl Engelking | March 11, 2015 1:00 pm
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An artist’s reconstruction of a newly discovered prehistoric sea creature that swam the oceans some 480 million years ago. (Credit: Marianne Collins, ArtofFact)

Life in prehistoric oceans could be pretty terrifying. Take for instance the predatory jumbo shrimp that roamed the oceans 480 million years ago.

But a newly discovered species of the giant arthropods is more of a gentle giant. Aegirocassis benmoulae, identified from fossils found in Morocco, was a 6-foot-long filter feeder that supported its massive heft by skimming the oceans for plankton. That makes it one of the biggest arthropods ever found, and also the first-ever giant filter-feeder.

Large and In Charge

A. benmoulae belongs to a group of prehistoric, top-of-the-food-chain predators called anomalocaridids. These creatures grew to be two to six feet in length and had segmented, spiny bodies. Most used two thorny frontal limb-like structures to snatch and kill worms and other prey.

These early ancestors of crustaceans, insects and other modern arthropods dominated the seas during the Cambrian and Ordovician periods, 540 to 480 million years ago. A. benmoulae appears to be one of the last of the anomalocaridids.

Standing Out

A. benmoulae differs in one key way from typical anomalocaridids: While most were hunters, A. benmoulae appears to have used a basket-like filter-feeder at its head to catch plankton. The filter-feeder is akin to the plankton-panning mouths of modern baleen whales, indicating that the two lineages separately converged on the tactic.

The complete filter-feeding appendage of Aegirocassis benmoulae. Credit: Peter Van Roy, Yale University

The complete filter-feeding appendage of Aegirocassis benmoulae. Credit: Peter Van Roy, Yale University

Smaller and more ancient filter-feeding anomalocaridids have been discovered, but A. benmoulae is substantially larger. That’s probably thanks to plentiful food: the Ordovician period saw an explosive growth in plankton and consequently many new types of filter feeders evolved. Researchers published their findings Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Researchers believe the A. benmoule fossil represents the last of its kind, however. For those who like swimming, perhaps that wasn’t such a bad thing.

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  • Terry Henderson

    I’d eat one with a little garlic and butter!

    • Amor DeCosmos

      you’re going to need A LOT of garlic and butter.

      • Dianewe

        Yumm.

    • MaskedRacerX

      A six foot shrimp is probably thinking the same thing about you!

      • http://about.me/vedamanickam Vedamanickam Thomaspulley

        Great comment !

    • Shane

      Just think about the size steak you’d need for THAT surf n’ turf!

  • Zuhalter

    Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried…

    • bwm38

      Don’t forget the sushi side too…..New twist on the, “Dragon Roll” Pure domo arigato yummers!

      • Really really Steve

        raw fish will give you worms.

        • olu

          Shrimp used in sushi is cooked (nor is it really a “fish”).

          • reed1v

            Plus its rubbery so needs some par boiling so you will not spend five years gnawing on it.

          • olu

            If shrimp is fresh and not overcooked it’s not always super-rubbery.

          • reed1v

            Yes, some par boiling may prevent having to eat a rubber ball. Delicate operation: too raw or too cooked and it turns to a jaw breaking exercise.

          • olu

            A critter as big as the one in the article you could cut it into slabs and sous-vide it maybe :-)

          • reed1v

            Tried that with an old girlfriend. She still came out tough.

        • Tyler Feldmann

          You’re more likely to get worms from petting a dog or cat than from eating raw fish

          • Really really Steve

            raw fish is full of worms ..

          • Tyler Feldmann

            Fish isn’t dirt, you can’t fool me

          • Really really Steve

            then why did the injuns tell the pilgrims to grow corn in it huh? huh mister smartie pants? that PROVES that fish is dirt, and thus is full of worms.

          • Really really Steve

            fish and dirt have the same amount of letters … hah!

          • lmntCrans

            Can’t argue with logic like that

          • LeMans

            ha

          • Really really Steve

            wonder why my reply ended up pages below??? anyway fish is so dirt! why else did they tell the pilgrims to plant corn in fish heads? huh? huh? explain that smartie pants.

          • al.k

            Yea, how do you cut the guts out of worms?

          • Really really Steve

            you don’t have to. worm guts taste like chicken.

          • dagobarbz

            They planted corn in fish heads because they couldn’t afford pants?

          • LeMans

            lol

        • Straight Up Enya

          I’ll gladly take the worms over not being able to eat a good raw shrimp.

    • That’s Amora

      Here’s one of my favorites: simple bbq shrimp on skewers, then make a dipping sauce with your favorite bbq sauce, mango chutney and fresh lime. It’s delish!

      • http://buddymccue.wordpress.com/ Buddy McCue

        That DOES sound good!

      • reed1v

        Naw: red burgundy, lemon juice, garlic, butter(real butter) and salt.

        • That’s Amora

          I do like shrimp more than one way you know. You don’t have to say “naw” to something you’ve never even tried that is actually quite delicious.

          • reed1v

            Have employed the mangolimebbq sauce for sea food(ahi, ulua, and spiny lobsta). Put uncooked fish in a bowl and cover completely in the sauce overnight. Ono!!

          • That’s Amora

            No. Mango CHUTNEY, bbqsauce, squeeze of fresh lime. Put on grilled seafood, after its cooked. Nvm

    • Teddi

      “Gee honey, those bang bang shrimp keep getting bigger and bigger…”

      • reed1v

        Until she noticed it was not the shrimp that kept getting ….

    • Martin Diaz Alvarez

      Most of the sources out there recommend not to eat shrimp..

      • reed1v

        Yeah, probably written by shrimp.

    • http://www.datpiff.com/Bad-Milli--The-Unveiling-mixtape.681256.html Bad Milli

      Sighs…. I think I love you kinda…lol

    • Leslie Neidig

      Shrimp, shrimp.

    • Tenspeedr

      So now Gump is a freakin’ shrimp genius.

    • Dan

      I believe the word you’re looking for is shkramp.

    • dagobarbz

      We’re gonna need a bigger pot!

    • Vandahl Armon Walker

      From Forest Gump right?

    • David Kirk

      Thank you Bubba gump….

  • GREAT GANGSTA GORBASH

    I would just grab it from the water and take a bite out of it i love shrimp!!!!!!

  • Orion

    mmmm shrimp!!! I know what I’m having for dinner tonight!! Thanks Discovery…

  • Anonymous

    Get ready for a Syfy Movie… Mega Shark vs. Mega Shrimp

    • Skip

      Shrimpnado !!!!’

      • Tripp Casey

        I didnt see your reply, but thought the same thing!!

      • Griff

        NOOO! Bad..

    • Tripp Casey

      Shrimpnado??

  • E. Gardener

    6ft long shrimp? So delicious, no wonder they’re extinct.

  • snufflupagus

    The good news is it’s a filter feeder. Can you imagine if it was a 6′ mantis shrimp?

    • Really really Steve

      if the dragon fly nymph were as large as a poodle it would be the most feared hunter on the planet

  • https://disqus.com/by/disqus_z1QxwVj1pw/ Kabobz

    Dang….I want that on my plate…

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  • Pobert

    Hey, I thought the world was only 6000 years old….

    • UpMuuuchToooLate

      Liar, you didn’t think at all.

    • Lucifer

      hehe

  • UpMuuuchToooLate

    Gross. How can you put those disgusting things in your mouth?

    • Crazy Cat Lord

      You can’t. At that size, you’d have to unhinge your jaw like a snake.

      • UpMuuuchToooLate

        I could not, would not, on a boat.
        I will not, will not, with a goat.
        I will not eat them in the rain.
        I will not eat them on a train.
        Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
        Not in a car! You let me be!
        I do not like them in a box.
        I do not like them with a fox.
        I will not eat them in a house.
        I do not like them with a mouse.
        I do not like them here or there.
        I do not like them anywhere!!!!

        • Really really Steve

          try them! try them! here they are!

          • UpMuuuchToooLate

            nonononononononononononononononono

  • Simiansez

    Personally, I don’t think anything 6′ long should be called a shrimp.

    • Shane

      A definite oxymoron!

      • Simiansez

        Exactly! Good one. I don’t hear that word too often.
        And when I do, I initially envision someone too stupid to breathe.
        (No offense intended. Just working on my comedy routine…and as you can see, it still needs work!)

        • Shane

          It is a strange word!

          • Simiansez

            Love da’ word.

          • 王翠平

            世界之大,无奇不有

          • Simiansez

            There’s like, no way I’m going to be able to read that.

          • Kadmonfu

            It says “The world’s great wonders” according to Google Translate.

          • Simiansez

            Thanks to you, Kadmonfu I was able to reply to CUI.
            I didn’t even give the translator at Google a thought!
            谢谢

          • Kadmonfu

            别客气 :)

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          • Sebastian Klay

            King Putz!!!.. The Great Dumfuktardious, Bartimous Fagimous!!

          • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

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          • Simiansez

            是无穷的
            谢谢

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          • LeMans

            huh

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          • David John Mowers

            Looks like French, Norse, English, Hebrew and Greek…

            Something like, “Tranquil arms of black grapes?”

      • Heywood J.

        Kinda works though. Like the huge guy with the nickname ‘Tiny’.

        • David John Mowers

          You should have seen his father.

          • Tasos826

            That’s what she said!

        • chad edward hatten

          right

          • Sir Heywood J.

            Let’s do the Time Warp again!

      • David John Mowers

        Like Little Junior Brown!

        • Shane

          Or the bald guy they call curly!

          • David John Mowers

            A wiseguy ‘eh?

          • Shane

            Soytinly!

          • LeMans

            ha

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      • LeMans

        lol

      • David Kirk

        President obama

    • olu

      “giant prawn” problem solved :-)

      • Simiansez

        Thus, no prob!

    • Peter Osborne

      Truly a “giant shrimp”!

      • S.Lee Baker, J.D.

        Pass the cocktail sauce!

    • SL707

      Shrimburg perhaps?

      • Simiansez

        (…berg, actually. )
        But regardless of the spelling, I genuinely like the sound of that!

      • LeMans

        heh

    • Shep Schultz

      Bring it back to life and I’ll buy a bigger grill.

      • Simiansez

        Aw shucks…just cook it up on the barrel of a gun! (DOH!)

        • Shep Schultz

          You just sold me on the idea of buying a bigger gun!

          • Jed

            And a bigger boat?

          • Simiansez

            One of those humongous cannon from a battle ship would be perfect!
            You could cook that baby at sea and shoot it right onto a picnic basket on the beach!

          • Shep Schultz

            Oh man!
            ************
            I am there dude! I am there!

          • chad edward hatten

            exactly

          • Shep Schultz

            I want one big enough to cook a pot roast.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Bartimus Fagimous!!!!

      • Malek just my thoughts

        the cats face made it funny

        • Shep Schultz

          Why thank you!

        • Shep Schultz

          Oh that’s Leonard.
          *************
          I told him about you enjoying his face, and that led to me telling him about this story.
          *************
          He’s been very worried about a 6″ shrimp sneaking in to have its revenge ever since.

          • infadelicious

            Beautiful coat.

          • chad edward hatten

            yes

          • Malek just my thoughts

            lmfao WTF nice cat, i really think he could eat the shrimp now

          • chad edward hatten

            agreed

        • chad edward hatten

          true

      • chad edward hatten

        yes

    • LeMans

      ha ha

    • Chad Hatten

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    • chad edward hatten

      lol

  • http://hendyes.blogspot.com/ Hendy Setiawan

    So Amazing!

  • bwm38

    Puts a new light on “Shrimp Cocktail”…..imagine the amount of cocktail sauce needed! WWWWHHHHHHOOOOOOAAAAAA

  • Crazy Cat Lord

    Six feet of which shoe size? It clearly says “science” above the Discovery logo. Science doesn’t use the imperial system.

    • snufflupagus

      I guess they figured if they used metric, all the Americans would be like “what’s that in feet?”

    • Michael Ejercito

      Why would not scientists use the Imperial system?

      • Really really Steve

        because it isn’t sciency enough.

      • Crazy Cat Lord

        Because science is a global endeavor. Scientists all over the world share research and compare their findings, and there is a lot of cross-country research collaboration such as the human genome project or the search for the Higgs boson. When American physicists work with their European colleagues at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, they can’t keep pulling out their pocket calculators to convert imperial to metric and vice versa. That’s an unnecessary error source.

        Besides, the metric system is a lot more practical, especially when you convert between units. 1 cubic meter equals 1000 liters. 1 liter of water weighs 1 kg, and so on. The imperial system is needlessly complicated in comparison, which is why many American engineers don’t use it either. NASA, for example, has been using the metric system since the 1980s.

        • Carney3

          Managed to get to the Moon, 250,000 miles away, on “Imperial”. What did we do in the 80s? Nothing. Go 300 miles up, the distance between New York and Boston, and waste time and money in low earth orbit doing nothing.

        • Michael Ejercito

          There is nothing inherently practical about metric; we Americans only learn it because we do billions of dollars in trade with countries that use it.

          • Crazy Cat Lord

            A mile is 1,760 yards, 5,280 feet and 63,360 inch. You can’t tell me that this isn’t unnecessary complicated compared to a system that is based on powers of ten, with unit prefixes like mili, centi, deca, kilo etc. that tell you exactly how units relate to one another. That is an immense practical advantage, which is why the metric system is used by all but three countries (as well as the entire global science community).

          • Michael Ejercito

            12 inches in a foot

            3 feet in a yard

            1760 yards in a mile.

            Not too complicated.

          • Crazy Cat Lord

            Not too complicated, but nonetheless needlessly complicated, especially since there is a better system.

          • David John Mowers

            We could have a new language and math system for every one of the 77,000 towns and cities in America like the Great Sumerians did!

  • Debbie

    This would be great for the Bubba Shrimp Company!

    • Shane

      The Bubba Gump shrimpin’ biddness!:-D

      • Debbie

        Oh that’s right:)

        • Shane

          That’s one of my favorite movies.

          • Debbie

            Mine too.

    • disqus_GpiUsQLtur

      Can you imagine the mud vein on that sucker? Blaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

      • Debbie

        Lol!

      • olu

        Definitely a candidate for deveining…more like pulling the intestine out of a cow carcass…

        • disqus_GpiUsQLtur

          Like disemboweling a Manatee – uuuuuughgghghghgh

  • Griff

    Why is it signed..

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  • trogmeister

    Still not kosher.

    • Really really Steve

      neither is wearing clothing of mixed fabrics… yahweh is a very strange and insecure god.

      • trogmeister

        and has poor taste in shmatas.

  • Dianewe

    That sounds so Good.

  • Sk8board – C

    Im mad. We must have ate all the 6 foot shrimp millions of years ago smh. Now all we have is small, medium or jumbo. I wanna eat a 6 foot shrimp nowww with some butter, garlic and noodles yummmmmm!

  • drunkuncle

    Pass the cocktail sauce.

  • Keith

    Feed the whole neighborhood with a 6 foot shrimp.

  • Bob Blaylock

      Think of all the cocktail sauce you’d need to go with one of those.

    • http://raven-s-song.blogspot.com/ Raven

      But. far more efficiently, it wouldn’t need ANY to go with YOU.

      • Bob Blaylock

          It was a filter feeder.  It ate plankton.  I’d be much too big for it to eat.

  • Ian Moone

    Wouldn’t need to boil a whole bag anymore, just one would be great. And all the yummy cheese sauce to go on it.

    • That’s Amora

      Cheese and seafood? That’s a culinary no no!

      • Really really Steve

        so is red wine with sea food. I say if you like it, eat/drink it and guidelines be damned.

        • That’s Amora

          Not necessarily. Red wine with something like cioppino is perfect. Salmon sometimes with a pinot noir also works. some things pair together well on the palate, but typically seafood with cheese does not.

          • Really really Steve

            if I like fish with cheese I will eat fish with cheese…snobs be damned.

      • Ian Moone

        Oh but it’s good. You should try it sometime.

  • commie stooge

    all sick people commenting. all you can think of is eatin the shrimp. no wonder it became extinct.

    • The_Yeti_Knows

      Eat it ? I’d like to ride it

      • Really really Steve

        I like to fill my lederhosen with live shrimp and yodel on my roof top.

        • Pickwick2

          TMI!

  • Jantjie

    We would have been THEIR food, how ironic :-)

  • lygamnt

    On prehistoric earth shrimps eat you.

    • Heywood J.

      But were we Kosher?

      • Really really Steve

        only if you lost your foreskin.

      • lygamnt

        And did the Shrimp dig on swine.

        • Heywood J.

          Oink oink, my good man.

  • Surreal Beetch

    I turn shrimps into smoothie I put on my face as mudpack

    • absp

      Are you kidding? Wow. I’ve used avocado smoothie. The first smoothie I made, I did not know what I was doing. I put in a baked chicken breast and spinach. It was horrible.

      • Really really Steve

        interesting. I’m a home brewer.. I am working on a chicken breast and spinach beer.

    • NitroFan

      Had many dates since you discovered this amazing beauty regime?

      • Surreal Beetch

        Yes, I never run out of dates . LOL Seriously, it makes my skin supple and wrinkle free. Could be the high protein concentration in shrimps. I learned this regimen from an Asian friend.

        • reed1v

          SB, are you really sure your Asian friend is your friend?

          • Surreal Beetch

            whatever… what matters is the good result. lol

          • reed1v

            Somehow smearing a shrimp across one’s face does not seem like something that would make one attractive, except maybe to cats.

  • Quebec01

    Can I get one in my shrimp cocktail or order it on the “special” at Red Lobster?

  • zavigne

    wow

  • Mission Man

    i so love how we can say this shrimp loved 480 million yrs ago yet there were no human witnesses in that time to write about it. cant wait for someone to invent a time machine so we can go back 480 million yrs to see if their estimates are true….

    • overboosted

      I want to go back 480 million years, pack a bbq grill and see if these things tasted any good!

    • dluch

      they found a skeleton… i think that serves as ‘evidence’

      • Mission Man

        not discounting the shrimp einstein. its about the age….

        • dluch

          carbon dating my friend… carbon dating

          • Mission Man

            and its accepted but not proven to be accurate. 😉

    • David

      Hey genius… it’s called radiometric dating of stratigraphy. Like it or not, the decay rate of radioactive isotopes is very well understood. We use that knowledge to measure time, cure diseases, power cities, blow up those same cities… etc.

      • Mission Man

        LOL – i’m going to wait another 480 million yrs to see if those methods are accurate OR that time machine..

        • David

          A few high school science classes would not hurt you one bit… and in the unlikely event you’ve already had them, pay attention next time.

          • Mission Man

            I did pay attention. 😉 all is “theory” so we can trust it or not trust it son.

          • David

            I think you need to look up the scientific definition of theory… pops. I have multiple college degrees and 25 years of professional experience dealing with this subject matter. And your qualifications?

          • Mission Man

            Congratulations.

    • BricksofTacos

      By sand erosion..scientists can estimate by the overlayors of rock and sand beneath earth.

      • Mission Man

        estimate…. we really don’t know. all we do know is 480 million years from now if our methods are accurate.

    • RobertNorwood

      That be one big dish of scampi. Yum. Modern Shrimp under rated as predators, those babies – can’t imagine.

      • Mission Man

        imagine the size of the linguini we would use to eat with it?

    • reed1v

      Not true, Alley Oop was around about then.

    • Ben Van Deventer

      ..

  • Laura J

    Cool! It’s what was for dinner!

  • Pickwick2

    We’re going to need a bigger barbie.

    • benhawk

      Pickwick2 has a time machine!

  • Aaron Jones

    Is there enough cocktail sauce

    • isabelcarolinemllr

      You have a Cocktail Sauce?
      I drink prefer or like Cherries also Eckes! You know? Hm…

  • Martin Diaz Alvarez

    I doubt it had the same taste of regular shrimp..

  • RayR55

    Can you imagine the fish that ate those things?!? STAY OUT OF THE WATER!!!!

  • ajpettengill

    dam put that shrimp on the barbie….

    • Steve Pearce

      Right! but I’ll need a 10 ton Dinosaur steak to make my surf’n’turf complete!

  • onepac

    wow – that look absoloutly horrifyng creature –

  • GVannK

    Can you say oxymoron

  • wtny64

    “And three hundred pounds of drawn butter please…”

  • Don B Reedekulous

    I need a bigga barbie, mate!

  • Ozberg

    Ok the meteor wiped out the dinos but what happened to these gigantic sea creatures.

    • george ford

      If you believe they lived through the time of the impact, the assumption is that a cloud of dust greatly reduced the growth of phytoplankton (believed to be the main food of these filter-feeders) for years. The largest ones (breeding stock) would have starved and the smaller ones may have been overwhelmed by voracious omnivores, leaving an unsustainable population.

  • João Gabriel D’alessandro Mari

    This one would be a giant dinner lol just kidding, nice found.

  • Gilberto Alvarado

    Wow, whoever knew about this kind of creature. Pretty awesome people. Good and keep doing your job.

  • Captain Slog

    Put another Mega-Prawn on the barby will ya, mate? Ta! Should be enough for all of us, aye?

  • Countrygirl

    That is Cool

  • Matt Kompo

    Jumbo shrimp

    • al.k

      Hey perhaps they can clone one and get that specie growing again, that would be quite a treat for people today.

  • Lawson Lutchman

    Whoa Nelly, gonna need more butter…

  • Littlec

    Hope our ancestors knew how to make a big Ole batch of coctail sauce!

    • http://www.hitechinstitute.in/ Natasa Suri

      Nice

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  • SL707

    They must work on DNA cloning to have this shrimps in market with a 5$ per kilo!

  • Lee Dwyer

    Amazing , the road of science and exploration is a long and varied road. With many twist and turns, ups and downs and yes even temporary detours, but always taking you to a vista of further knowledge and wonder . Science is ever expanding our knowledge and enriching our lives . While not always knowing the destination the courage to set sail to future horizons must be maintained. As Socrates said , the only thing I can be certain of is what I don’t know. Continue out of our darkened caves and stark Savannah’s to the fertile plains of knowledge .

  • METI44

    Is that a beard I see? This is a DAESH submarine !

  • katriel kauffman

    um i do not want a giant shrimp thank you

  • Genevieve Van Der Elst

    NOW that’s what I call a Prawn Cocktail ingredient!

    • David John Mowers

      I think it refers to you as, “…dinner?”

  • Traci Giesy

    oh my geez!!! this cant be real??? can it??

  • David John Mowers

    The planet was entirely water, substantially larger, with less gravity and animals therefore grew considerably bigger.

    When do we start admitting that the earth formed over long periods of time and that life began before earth was what is is today?

  • Anthony White

    Be one heck of a shrimp cocktail. ….lmao

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  • Mountain

    Could you imagine a massive “shrimp” steak……. we gotta find a way to bring this creature back…. mmmmm

    • Josh Hawley

      Could you imagine deveining that thing?

  • The Truth Bible

    God created giant squid and likewise shrimp.

  • Dana Ann Chapman

    What about the family?! LOL!!

  • Tana

    amazing,I knew they could grow big but this is absolutely fa bolus

  • daJetlag

    Pass the sauce

  • MetsFan17315

    mmmm, shrimp

  • Sharon Mccabe

    Think there’s some scary stuff still in the waters,especially with a lot of rain. We got a baby alligator turtle in a creek bed in KY. that came from the Tennessee River and you know it has a mama and papa. Alligator turtles can be traced back to prehistoric oceans

    • dagobarbz

      True, and unfortunately they’re threatened or endangered. Destruction of habitat and soup.

  • Archangel_Michael

    Man: How many jumbo shrimp comes with the dinner?

    Waiter: One… that’s all you’ll need!

    Man: Extra cocktail sauce please.

  • http://www.earlysda.com earlysda

    That shrimp gives more evidence against Evolution, and for de-evolution.

    • lmntCrans

      Change in response to the environment is evolution. If the term “de-evolution” meant anything, it would be a change that makes the result less fit. Since that result is already part of evolutionary theory (spoiler alert: they get culled) there is no need for a different word.

      Evolution has no ultimate objective, it is “winging it” with the organisms at hand, sometimes the results are more impressive than their ancestors, like us, sometime the results are less impressive, like birds.

      • http://www.earlysda.com earlysda

        Are you sure you wish to hold to the definition of: “Change in response to the environment is evolution”?

        • lmntCrans

          random change, plus the filter of environmental conditions

          • http://www.earlysda.com earlysda

            It rained yesterday, and some pebbles were washed down the road.
            Evolution before my very eyes! (according to ImntCrans’ definition).

          • lmntCrans

            That’s rather like using a skin rash definition to diagnose a rusty car as having eczema – there is an implied context. Most children learn that when they begin using whole sentences

          • http://www.earlysda.com earlysda

            Glad to see you understand how ridiculous your definition of Evolution was. :)
            There are more ridiculous things about Evolution, like sponges becoming jellyfish!

          • lmntCrans

            I was pointing out that you failed to use the sort of language reasoning skills that I would expect from a normally intelligent three year old.

          • http://www.earlysda.com earlysda

            Just quoting you. 😉

            Evolution is chock-full of ridiculous things. Do you have any more for us?

          • lmntCrans

            If you have a better substantiated theory, please enlighten us and pick up your Nobel Prize.

    • LeMans

      wow true

  • Gi

    Hmmmnnnnn.. Scampi…

  • Jon just jon

    ShrimpZILLA!

    • Donna

      I call it dinner

      • Jon just jon

        Lmao! You must have quite an appetite 😛

  • Malek just my thoughts

    everything was bigger back in those days even shrimp now lol, just weird to think something we eat alot probably could have killed us back than

  • Dr Meth ^-^

    time to put a shrimp on the BBQ

  • Dr Meth ^-^

    I mean 2 BBQ’s for that shrimp

  • Gehugh

    I read somewhere long ago (pre-internet) that lobsters, during pre-colonial times, off the east coast were 40# ( pounds, not hashtag) or more. Any other dinosaurs read that?

  • Andre-Omari John

    I knew there was a reason I dislike seafood.

  • Dr Meth ^-^

    yolo you only live once yodo you only die once

  • Me

    how scary could that be?

  • kukan2

    I like cembrian creatures. They are so weird.

    • LegendInMyOwnMind

      Delicious!!!

  • Kratos

    Poseidon used to bring them up to Mount Olympus when we had our family gatherings. Athena would saute them with melted butter, diced garlic, a dab of lime-juice and a sprinkle of salt. It was godly!

    nom nom nom

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1P8-JMdqqqY5pb1Sc6o8Lw Enchanted TV

    I doubt it the other fish in the sea arent calling him shrimp now O.O Dear lord what else is in the sea then?

  • Id rather not

    Now that’s a big @$s plate

  • Borman Jones

    Yum. Whets my appetite!

  • http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2015/02/17/MN33648 Biz Journal

    I am there dude! I am there!

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  • http://starswebdeveloper.tripod.com Katey Brown

    There may be many things in deep seas we do not know yet.

  • David Kirk

    Time to fire up the barbee

  • Keanu

    I wish I could’ve ate it lol but really what I wish to do is go to the very bottom of the sea to see the creatures that lurk below in person. without my head exploding of course ^^”

  • Big B

    Wow could you imagine a whole platter of those

  • Leslie

    You only need to eat one.

    • makeupandbeautybyme

      This thing is only amazingly diffrent from anything else.

  • Mississauga_Dad

    I am trying to imagine a picture of Forrest Gump hauling one of these into his shrimp boat??!! Bubba Gump Shrimp indeed!

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    great article

  • Chad Hatten

    very interesting

  • Chad Hatten

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    great story

  • Chad Hatten

    amazing

  • chad hatten

    good post

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