by Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal


An invasive shrimp has been found in Lake Superior for the first time.

A single specimen of the bloody-red shrimp was collected from a sweep net sample taken near the Allouez Bay in Superior, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identified the bloody-red shrimp, scientifically called Hemimysis anomala, in January.

The shrimp was first discovered in Lake Ontario and Lake Michigan in 2006 and has appeared in lakes Erie and Huron since then.

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