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Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

Mantis Shrimp - Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

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Harlequin Mantis Shrimp~ The mantis shrimp has one of the most elaborate visual systems ever discovered. It moves so quickly that the water around it boils (this is called supercavitation). They also pack a serious punch that sends out shock waves through the water. These shock waves have been known to shatter aquarium glass. by rinjani

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"Dark Lord Mantis" by Dermal Denticles (James van den Broek), via Flickr - Mantis Shrimp

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Dear the Oatmeal, I see your Mantis Shrimp post, and I raise you my favorite animal... viva la cuttlefish!!

Dear the Oatmeal, I see your Mantis Shrimp post, and I raise you my favorite animal... viva la cuttlefish!!

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He Puts Vinegar In A Bottle And Starts Shaking It. The Results? What A Smart Winter Hack!

These special arthropods (stomatopods) have 16 visual pigments! We only have four, and we can see millions of colors. Their vision is hyperspectral, they can see ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths, as well as polarized light. They have a very large focal range and the eyes can emit light, which is used for communication. They have the most complex visual organs on the planet. clairevictoria

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Sea life - Mantis Shrimp - A predatory marine crustacean with a pair of large spined front legs that resemble those of a mantis and are used for capturing prey.

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The Mantis Shrimp is able to see ten times more color than human beings, including ultraviolet light. Mantis Shrimp Infographic.

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More Merfolks by moni158.deviantart.com on @deviantART - " The left hand side one is suppose to be a seadragon mermaid, Top one is based on a beluga, and the other is a mantis shrimp"

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