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Prawn

Sea Creatures

Right Profile - A small eyed Prawn is being held in a persons hand.

There are many species of shrimp. Some shrimp stay as shrimp and do not get big like this species. Prawns are the largest of several species of shrimp. Pacific prawns get big and are good for eating. Prawns generally live for four years, starting their lives as males and maturing at one year of age. They function as mature males for two years and then transform into females in the final year of life. This condition is known as protandric hermaphrodism. They are nicest for eating and most desired, the bigger they get. Prawns do not bite, they stab.

Prawns, pictured are in the sub-order Dendrobranchiata. They are shrimp-like crustaceans.

A bucket of Prawn Bait is being dumped into a smaller bucket by people.

Prawn bait

Two people are standing on a boat and they placed a Prawn Trap full of prawns in it.

Prawn trap

A bucket full of Prawn. A person is holding a Prawn in its hand.

A prawn is a large species of several species of shrimp.

Close up - A bucket full of Prawn. There is a persons hand over top of a bucket.A bucket full of Prawns in a boat.

Fresh from the sea, they taste like lobster, but after a few days or after freezing, they have a different taste; both are very much liked. When they are at the prawn state, they are most desired for eating.

People are digging into a bucket full of Prawns.

Preparing the prawn

Close up - The heads of four red prawns are on top of a wet surface.

Preparing the prawn—we like to remove the heads and toss them back in the sea, as many sea life would love that meal. It is a type of recycling and a shame to bring them home and garbage them.

The backside of Prawns on a paper towel. There is a cup of butter and next to that is a pot of other Prawns. A pot of water with Prawns in it on a stove.

Cooking up the prawn

A Pot full of water and prawn ends.

Prawns taste like lobster but are richer in flavor.

Close up - A Prawn is being dumped into butter on a fork.

All the hard work of prawning pays off when you get to sit down and eat them.

Close up - Cooked Prawns are around the edge of melted butter pan.

Prawn, anyone?!

Courtesy of MistyTrails Havanese / Mastiff (our other interests)

Sea Creatures