Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0478.HMC
Title:
Man with Giant Prawn, Wide—Eyed Child
Place:
Upper Sepik, Manam Island, "Murik Lakes" Region, Papua New Guinea
Description:
Man in blue shirt holds a giant white prawn. A boy stands next to it with his eyes wide. Building behind them.

With his hand outstretched, a young boy on Manam Island holds a giant prawn that comes from nearby coastal waters, off the Upper Sepik River in the Murik Lakes region. Prawns can live in either sea water or fresh water. Those of Southern Asia can reach thirteen inches (33 centimeters) or more. Females are larger than males.
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