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Here’s How These Deafening Shrimp Evolved Their Own Deadly Sonic Weapon

There are some shrimp species equipped with truly remarkable weaponry. The pistol shrimp’s massive claw closes with a powerful snap—louder than a gunshot, at 210 decibels—temporarily creating an air bubble with so much energy that it pops with an underwater shock wave and a flash of light and heat temporarily hotter than 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The shrimp use this impressive weapon to stun and kill prey. Read More >>

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Newly-Discovered Chill Dad Shrimp Gets Best Name Ever

It’s a rare treat when we get to read some wholesome news about shrimp — living ones that aren’t being carefully placed around a cocktail glass. It’s even better when that news involves a feisty little shrimp getting a badass name from some cool science dudes. Read More >>