Fla. fisherman pulls massive 18-inch shrimp-like creature from water

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — An 18-inch, massive shrimp-like creature was pulled from the waters in Fort Pierce, Fla., and scientists are trying to figure out exactly what it is.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Facebook page, a fisherman named Steve Bargeron was fishing off a dock and watched another fisherman pull the creature from the water. He then sent photos to the FWC.

The FWC say scientists think it may be a type of mantis shrimp, which is actually not related to shrimp, but is a type of crustacean. Scientists will continue to review the pictures to identify the exact species.

Source: WMBF

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