Oh my gosh, I see shrimp! Not just any shrimp... Opae`ula! Opae`ula are tiny shrimp that are usually red but can sometimes be pink or white. They are only found on the islands of Hawaii. Their scientific name is Halocaridina Rubra. That's a mouth full so we call them by their Hawaiian name, opae`ula. In the Hawaiian language opae means shrimp and ula means red. While these red shrimp are not endangered, their habitats are impacted by people. These animals can die from many things people do. The 4th and 5th grade classes of Manoa School studied the opae`ula and made mini habitats during the summer of 2012. Our mini habitats are now with us at home and we will be keeping logs of how they are doing. Please check out our site to learn more!
by Jadyn Gr. 4