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28

Mar

This giant, prehistoric shrimp had bizarre feeding filters built into its faceThe 2-foot-long creature lived 520 million years ago during the Cambrian era and fed itself much like the blue whale does today.

This giant, prehistoric shrimp had bizarre feeding filters built into its face
The 2-foot-long creature lived 520 million years ago during the Cambrian era and fed itself much like the blue whale does today.

24

Jan

Mantis shrimp sees color like no otherWith 12 color receptors, you would think that the crustaceans could see colors like no other animals, but you would be wrong!

Mantis shrimp sees color like no other
With 12 color receptors, you would think that the crustaceans could see colors like no other animals, but you would be wrong!

26

Feb


Shrimp on Prozac commit suicide 



Study finds that shrimp swimming in Prozac-contaminated water tend to swim toward the light, making them easier prey.
Study finds that shrimp swimming in Prozac-contaminated water tend to swim toward the light, making them easier prey.

08

Jun

Mantis shrimp’s claw inspires researchers to build safer body armorThe marine creature can deliver blows that reach up to 200 pounds of force, relying on a carefully built three-tired structure in the claw.

Mantis shrimp’s claw inspires researchers to build safer body armor
The marine creature can deliver blows that reach up to 200 pounds of force, relying on a carefully built three-tired structure in the claw.

20

Feb

Tiny shrimp leave giant carbon footprintMeasured by environmental impact, a humble shrimp cocktail could be the most costly part of a typical restaurant meal, scientists say. Most shrimp farms are located in tidal zones in Asian countries, mostly on cleared mangrove forests. The farms are inefficient, producing just 2.2 pounds of shrimp for 5 square miles of mangrove, while the ponds created are abandoned in just three to nine years because disease, soil acidification and contamination destroy them.

Tiny shrimp leave giant carbon footprint
Measured by environmental impact, a humble shrimp cocktail could be the most costly part of a typical restaurant meal, scientists say. Most shrimp farms are located in tidal zones in Asian countries, mostly on cleared mangrove forests. The farms are inefficient, producing just 2.2 pounds of shrimp for 5 square miles of mangrove, while the ponds created are abandoned in just three to nine years because disease, soil acidification and contamination destroy them.

10

Jan

New species of eyeless shrimp discoveredThe shrimps lose their eyes as adults, and develop a sensing organ on their backs that is cable of detecting light.

New species of eyeless shrimp discovered
The shrimps lose their eyes as adults, and develop a sensing organ on their backs that is cable of detecting light.

11

Mar

Killer shrimp leaves wake of devastation

Killer shrimp leaves wake of devastation