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NOAA monitoring Asian tiger shrimp – News-Times: News

An invasive species has had a sighting explosion in North Carolina and other southern states’ coastal waters.

Dr. James Morris, ecologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lab on Pivers Island, said hundreds of Asian tiger shrimp (also known as black tiger shrimp) were sighted this summer throughout the southeast United States and the Gulf of Mexico. This non-native species has been under observation by NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, the South Carolina Department of Marine Resources and other state agencies.

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