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

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