One shrimp, two shrimp, red shrimp, cave shrimp

We collected these shrimp in a small blue hole near Little Harbour last month. It is pretty surreal to snorkel in it – literally thousands and thousands of these shrimp scattered across the bottom. We sent some specimens to Robert Ditter at FIU and he has sent along some information about them (recent presentation here, papers here and here). Much of Robert’s work is on San Salvador, where he has noted extreme variability in morphology among individuals of single species. Robert is obviously focused on the phylogenetic side, so we are going to look at their ecology from a food web perspective. Another special place on Abaco.

By | 2017-02-18T14:03:59-05:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Blue Holes, shrimp, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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