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New Shrimp Species Found
New Shrimp Species Found

AIR DATE: August 10, 2011

Back in 2008, two Great Basin National Park staffers were crawling through a cave when they spotted something wiggling in a puddle.  It turned out to be a brand new shrimp species - and it's so rare that it's only found in that cave in White Pine County.  The tiny puddle-loving crustacean got its official name this year (Stygobromus albapinus).  We talk to the ecologist who stumbled upon it about why this little shrimp is rare... and why it has no eyes.

Gretchen Baker, park ecologist, Great Basin National Park


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