By: Sarah Kelly
What is semitransparent and has a shell? Which crustacean eats zoo plankton and snails? A shrimp! For sure, shrimp have an amazing appearance, magnificent movement, and a happy habitat. This creature is exciting, I can tell you that!
These underwater creatures have many features to them that make them a shrimp. For example, these sea animals can grow from one to eight inches. In addition to this, large versions of shrimp are known as prawns. You might think that these organisms only come in red or pink. Well, think again. These creatures come in many colors such as red, pink, orange, gray, brown, or even spotted. Also, different types of shrimp can be in different forms. For instance, Notable Shrimp can be brown or gray with lots of brown or red spots. Imagine being amazed by some species of shrimp that can glow in the dark! Furthermore, there are two pairs of white antennae that poke out from this creature’s head. Without a doubt, I’m sure that you can almost picture this unique animal in your head.
Are you aware of how this tiny crustacean moves? These organisms swim backward by quickly flexing their tail and abdomen. These creatures have two pairs of swimming legs and three pairs of walking legs. Close your eyes and picture swimming 2-5 miles everyday! Well these omnivores can! Believe it or not one species of shrimp crawls on a fish and eats the algae on a fish's body cleaning it. In addition to this, some shrimp use their tails to propel out of the water. Obviously, you can conclude that even though they are little, shrimp are some mighty movers.
You might think that shrimp just live at the grocery store. They don’t live there at all. These organisms are found in freshwater lakes and rivers. European shrimp are found in coastal waters while Pistol Shrimp live in the Red Sea in Europe. Besides that, Coral Shrimp live in tropical places. Some young creatures start their life in shallow waters but as they grow, they move into deeper waters. Certainly, you can see that these tiny creatures live in a happy, hopeful habitat.
Australian Meat Pie
SERVINGS 4-6 UNITS US
500 g minced beef
1 onion, chopped
1 cup water, divided
2 beef bouillon cubes
1⁄4 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce Pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
1 pinch nutmeg
3 tablespoons plain flour
2 puff pastry sheets
Pre-heat oven at 220 degrees Celsius.
Brown meat and onion.
Add 3/4 cup of the water, bouillon cubes, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, pepper, oregano, and nutmeg.
Boil and cover for 15 minutes.
Blend flour with the remaining 1/4 cup water until it becomes a smooth paste; add to the meat mix.
Grease a pie dish and line with puff pastry.
Add the cooled filling mixture; brush edges of pastry with milk or beaten egg; put the pastry top on; press edges down with a fork.
Trim edges and glaze top with milk or beaten egg.
Bake in a very hot oven, 220 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 180 degrees Celsius and bake for 25 more minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve with veggies, fries, or salad.
These pies were the first pies in Australia
Historians have said that these pies were created by the Greek.
Drawings of these pies can be found engraved on tomb walls.
Shrimp Acrostic Poem
Some species glow in the dark
has two pairs of white antennae on its head
reefs are a place where they live
it eats zoo plankton and snails
millions of eggs are laidprawns are a larger version of a shrimp