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Shrimp Habitat Preferences

Shrimp Habitat Preferences | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered what kind of environment shrimp like best? In this experiment, you'll find out by testing the temperature, pH, and light levels that shrimp prefer.


The hypothesis is that changes in the environment such as temperature and light will affect shrimp in their choice of habitats.

Method & Materials

You will use controlled experimentation to determine the thermal, pH, and light environments selected by Artemia.
You will need a 100 cm clear plastic tube filled with water and brine shrimp, clamps, and a metric scale to measure the volumes, distances, and temperature.


The results of the experiment showed that brine shrimp prefer salty environments and that they are able to survive in a wide range of temperatures, pH levels, and light intensities. The most interesting observation was that the shrimp were divided into four groups based on the intensity of the habitat variables.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting and unique because it allows students to explore the habitat preferences of brine shrimp and to gain a better understanding of how environmental variables can affect an organism's choice of habitat.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include testing different organisms and different environmental variables.

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