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Starter © Snapshot Science, 2010Snapshot Science Killer Shrimps invade Britain The killer shrimps originally come from Eastern Europe and have been spotted.

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1 Starter © Snapshot Science, 2010Snapshot Science Killer Shrimps invade Britain The killer shrimps originally come from Eastern Europe and have been spotted in a British reservoir for the first time. They are only about 5mm long. They are called killer shrimps because they kill many different types of pond creatures. Should we be worried?

2 microscopic plants pond plants stickleback detritus greater water boatman native shrimp dragonflyMayflyheron pike kingfisher Sparrowhawk lesser water boatman Activity © Snapshot Science, 2010Snapshot Science Pond food web

3 Activity © Snapshot Science, 2010Snapshot Science What will happen if the killer shrimps spread? The killer shrimps kill native shrimps, lesser water boatmen and mayflies.  What will be the effect on the other animals in the food web?  What will be the effect on the plants and detritus? (dead plant and animal matter)  Explain what will happen to the pond.


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