Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mantis Shrimp

Called "sea grasshoppers" by ancient Assyrian , "prawn killers" in Australia and now sometimes referred to as "thumb splitters" by modern divers — because of the relative ease the creature has in mutilating small appendages — mantis shrimp sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning or dismemberment. Mantis shrimp can break through aquarium glass with a single strike from this weapon.


Anonymous said...

I went to a pet store today with a friend and the fish and aquatic area was of new interest to me because of looking at your site yesterday.

Anonymous said...

It appears the underground world can be very savage!

Anonymous said...

Love the sea life
But the birds
The birds
Where are the birds