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

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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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The Eyes of the Mantis Shrimp are Awesome

Mantis Shrimp . Probably the best eyesight in the entire animal kingdom. Each of the eyes has three visual centers, making them the only animal in the world to have trinocular vision...even if they close one eye. Interesting info at this site.

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Harlequin mantis shrimp have the most sophisticated visual system in the world, with 16 different types of photoreceptors.

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savvydew: This mantis shrimp can see more colors than you can think of. One of Mother Natures amazing critters… So fascinating look at. :)

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"So try to imagine a mantis' rainbow created from sixteen colors. Where we see a rainbow, the mantis shrimp sees a THERMONUCLEAR BOMB of light and beauty"  Brilliant!

"So try to imagine a mantis' rainbow created from sixteen colors. Where we see a rainbow, the mantis shrimp sees a THERMONUCLEAR BOMB of light and beauty" Brilliant!

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