Alabama Cave Shrimp
The Best of the Cave Shrimp
Why Is The Alabama Cave Shrimp Endangered?
The caves that the Alabama Cave Shrimp live in are threatened by ground water extraction, which is causing the shrimp to lose their habitats. Groundwater in the caves are also being contaminated by cadmium and various chemicals.
Why Are The Alabama Cave Shrimp Important?
Ecologically - Alabama Cave Shrimp help keep the life cycles in the caves that they inhabit circling smoothly. They provide help keeping the nutrient cycles in the caves going, and are a key factor in the food web of these habitats.
Economically - Alabama Cave Shrimp keep the water that is being extracted clean for consumer use. Beyond that, though, the Cave Shrimp do not do much economically.