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Anchialine shrimp thrive in a troubled environment

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 03, 2014

~~<p>Last week I attended a talk given by a federal biologist who, before her funding was cut, worked with Hawaii's anchialine shrimp, known as opae ula. Although these shrimp inspire nearly endless questions, I had a specific one in mind: Is it OK for a conservation-minded person to buy anchialine shrimp, sold in jars at Shi&shy;ro&shy;kiya and also online?</p>
<p>&quot;Anchialine&quot; (AN-key-ah-lin) is a Greek term meaning near the sea, and describes pools with indirect connections to the ocean. The coastal pools are found in limestone and lava deposits where fresh water and seawater both percolate through the porous rock.</p>
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Last week I attended a talk given by a federal biologist who, before her funding was cut, worked with Hawaii's anchialine shrimp, known as opae ula. Although these shrimp inspire nearly endless questions, I had a specific one in mind: Is it OK for a conservation-minded person to buy anchialine shrimp, sold in jars at Shi­ro­kiya and also online?

"Anchialine" (AN-key-ah-lin) is a Greek term meaning near the sea, and describes pools with indirect connections to the ocean. The coastal pools are found in limestone and lava deposits where fresh water and seawater both percolate through the porous rock. Login for more...



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