mantis shrimp

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tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages

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The mantis shrimp is the harbinger of blood-soaked rainbows.
Mantis shrimp signal each other by reflecting light from their bodies.
Mysid shrimp, sand shrimp, and mantis shrimp accounted for approximately 79% of the diet of the summer flounder <225 mm TL.
The predator, a peacock mantis shrimp with enough power in its club to break mollusk shells, approached and grappled briefly with the clam.
25 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that the process that mantis shrimp uses to discriminate colours is different.
The D:ream veteran goes in search of the Mantis Shrimp, a type of crustacean with the most sophisticated eyes in the natural world, each with over 10,000 hexagonal lenses.
Prices of the more popular varieties of seafood are relatively stable; the price for mantis shrimp is 4.
Mantis shrimp see a special type of polarized light (light waves with the same pattern of vibration), whose photons vibrate in such a way that they form a corkscrew-like pattern.
We are seeing more exotic species, including those from the Mediterranean, like red mullet in Conwy and mantis shrimp off the Lleyn Peninsula.
The six-inch Mantis shrimp, which usually lurks in tropical reefs off the coast of Ecuador, is knocking in practice shots at his tank at Birmingham's Sea Life Centre.
The mantis shrimp, which strikes out at speeds of 30 yards per second, was discovered by fishermen in Weymouth Bay, Dorset.
WORLD champion boxer Muhammad Ali may have stung like a bee, but nothing can compare with the knockout punch of the mantis shrimp, scientists report.
And then there's the real heavies of the natural world - the mantis shrimp.
The six-inch Mantis shrimp will now be transferred - under guard - to a special bullet- proof tank at the Sea Life Centre in St Andrews.
Mantis Shrimp, for instance, has a shrimp-like body with twin flappers at the tail; features like this deliver motion with little net movement through the strike zone, buying a little more time.