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Killer – Shrimp Found in UK, Scientists Worried

Killer – Shrimp Found in UK, Scientists Worried By Jack Phillips Epoch Times Staff A “killer” shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus has been found in a water reservoir in the U.K., causing concern among researchers, according to reports on Monday.

The non-native species is known to be invasive and could potentially cause major problems for the U.K.’s water ecosystems.

The shrimp eats a number of freshwater invertebrates including other shrimp, damselflies, small fish and water boatmen—all commonly found in Britain’s waters. It tends to aggressively pursue its prey, often leaving it dead but uneaten. It is known to have caused the extinction of several other species in other areas.

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