REPRODUCTION, CONSERVATION, and ADAPTIONS
Shrimp have a nervous system, just like us. They also have antennae, claws, feet, a heart, a stomach, eyes, and mandibles. They are fairly complex organisms.
A female can lay up to a million eggs in one session.
The newborn shrimp drift off and merge with the surrounding plankton to blend in to survive.
Nearly 28% of freshwater shrimp are endangered. Over fishing is a big factor in their possible extinction. Man is their biggest threat due to drilling, oil spills, and destruction of habitat.
Shrimp are part of many animal's diets including our own. Many species rely on the supply of shrimp to remain stable, but this may change in the future due to man made reasons.
Shrimp can survive in both salt and freshwater. They can also survive in depths of up to 16,000 ft.
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