The Snail-Smashing, Fish-Spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp | Deep Look

The mantis shrimp is a true heavy-hitter. Take this one. She’s about to devour this snail. But she’s gotta crack it open first. So, she carefully positions it… Then — BAM! — she punches it with the speed of a .22 caliber bullet. It’s the fastest attack in the animal kingdom. That’s one kind of […]

Injecting Yourself with Killer Bacteria

Whether they’re talking about people or animals, looks can be deceiving. The most innocent-looking critters can pack a huge punch. Take this tiny fish. Pretty cute, right? Or maybe it’d look like a tasty snack if you were a predator in a reef. At least, until it reveals a pair of sharp fangs in its […]