Friday, October 25, 2013

Popcorn Shrimp

When we first acquired s/v Honey Ryder and begin spending time on her, we often heard crackling below the hull at night.  It sounds like Rice Krispies when you add milk or someone walking on a big piece of bubble wrap.   Snap, Crackle, Pop.  We were told the sound was tiny shrimp.  Ok.  It's not loud enough to keep us awake.  Just very interesting. 
Awesome sailing sista Jaye posted more about this on her Facebook page. Seems a friend of hers discovered some Factoids about these shrimp.  You can find that info here Snapping Shrimp.  Thanks to Jaye and her friend Phil for this link. 

1 comment:

  1. Those shrimp drove me crazy the first time I heard them. I thought the batteries were boiling or some electronics were frying. We still hear them. Actually they are snapping right now. Are they seasonal?