Monday, May 19, 2008

ZOMG!!!!! teh greatest creature post EVAH!!!!

Holy MOLY!!!

Is this the most freaking awesome crustacean U haz evah seen?? and it haz SUPER POWERS!!!!!

Nevermind marauding nudibranchi.... THIS guy is destined to become radioactive and eat Singapore!!

Via National Geographic News Weird Beastie Shrimp Have Super Vision
The mantis shrimp sees colors invisible to humans and other animals, viewing the world in 11 or 12 primary colors, as opposed to our humble 3, new research has discovered.

The crustaceans—which are not technically shrimp—have the ability to see colors from the ultraviolet range through to the infrared.
Seriously. This just made my day.


Hecate said...

I welcome our new crustacean overlords.

four legs good said...

Don't the colors rock???

War On War Off said...

Iz Flying Sketti Monster!

Ramona Quimby said...

Bet Atrios eats it in Spain. (Oh, that didn't come out right...)