The Smashing Force of Mantis Shrimp

1/15/2018; 2 minutes

Join Scripps marine biologist Maya deVries as she describes the mantis shrimp's "punch." With speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and accelerations that are comparable to a .22 caliber bullet, the mantis shrimp strike is considered to be one of the fastest movements ever recorded in the animal kingdom. (#33151)

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