In Photos: Mantis Shrimp Show Off Googly Eyes

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Crazy Eyes

Credit: Image courtesy of Roy L. Caldwel
The peacock mantis shrimp, like this juvenile Odontodactylus scyllarus, are smashing superheroes. The colorful crustaceans have a hammerlike claw that…Read More »

can smash prey with the acceleration of a 0.22-caliber bullet — not unlike Thor's mythological weapon. Turns out, they also have super vision, sporting 12 different types of photoreceptors when four to seven are all that is needed.    Less «
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