Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mantis Shrimp

Mantis shrimp, a.k.a., stomatopods, are some freaky creatures. They're neither mantis nor shrimp, but a different kind of arthropod in the crustacean sub-phylum. What's so special about them? They're weird-looking, they can attack prey with the force of a bullet to literally smash their shells (or the walls of an aquarium), and their amazing eyes can perceive a form of light that I didn't even know existed. Who needs science fiction with these things around?

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Blogger Rich said...

Think of how many other thousands of equally or more amazing creatures lurk beneath the vast unexplored seas.

August 21, 2008 at 11:56 AM  

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