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.
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.
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.
Killer shrimp leaves wake of devastation