Anyone who has ever eaten a shrimp or seen one has probably wondered what it is. Shrimp are a particular set of species of crustaceans do live in the ocean. Shrimp are generally passive scavenger creatures rather than predators and serve to feed many other underwater creatures as a result. Shrimp are related to lobsters and crabs in many ways. Shrimp have seen culinary use for many centuries and are high in proteins as well as cholesterol. Shrimp have a distinctive sweet flavor and can be deep-fried, boiled, or pan-fried and incorporating many dishes such as cream sauces, soups and discs, casseroles, and many others.