Take a look at what Friends of @BlackRockDesert
found recently on the playa!! Branchinecta gigas--or giant fairy shrimp--surface, eat, and spawn when it floods, providing ample food for migratory birds. While most B. gigas only grow to about 3.4 inches in length (on the larger side), this particular specimen is closer to 5 inches. The largest recorded giant fairy shrimp is listed at 7.1 inches. So basically, the #BlackRockDesert
Playa has some whoppers hiding out there! Don't forget the cocktail sauce!
📷 by @blackrockdesert
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