Kelly and I made Science Daily! That is pretty darn cool. The reason is a recent paper on Triops longicaudatus, the tadpole shrimp. I guess the Entomological Society of America (where we published this most recent paper) has a pretty good press agent.
It was quite a stretch for a couple of entomologists to correctly identify the little guys, and the original proclamation of “Hey there’s shrimp in that there rice...” was made a while back. The arrival and presence of this species is part of the story of wholesale habitat change resultant of human activities in many parts of the world and further proof the world is a dynamic place that is always changing.
For those of you who can’t get enough shrimp, here is a link to previous blog post Kelly wrote on tadpole shrimp.