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Massive Supergiant prawn found off coast of New Zealand – photo


BIG Prawns. The sole reason to live in Australia or New Zealand: shellfish as big as your face. And now those big prawns have got massive. Massive prawns!

A giantic crustacean has been found living 7km below the surface in the Kermadec Trench off the coast of New Zealand. Scientists – and who are we to argue with experts – call these massive prawns “supergiants”. One is 34cm long. Giant! SUPERGIANT!

Alan Jamieson, from the University of Aberdeen’s Oceanlab, tells the BBC:

“It’s a bit like finding a foot-long cockroach.”

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Posted: 2nd, February 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (5)