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It is common knowledge that Andrew and I have a thing for mantis shrimps. Simply put, they are sweet. Andrew even has a poster of a mantis shrimp on the ceiling in his bedroom. New research in a recent issue of Current Biology indicates that these amazing creatures are even MORE incredible than we thought.…

Marine Hygienists

Dentistry under the sea looks a lot less painful but potentially much more dangerous for the hygienist. Moray and cleaner shrimp. Photo credit to Erwin Kodiat Sand Diver and Pedersen’s cleaner shrimp. Photo credit to Reef Reflections Fun fact: adorable cleaner shrimp are notable for crawling down people’s throats and laying eggs in their chest!…

The Pistol Shrimp – Sonic Weaponry

Alpheid shrimp are a type of snapping shrimp, which have a specialized claw to create a blast of pressure to stun or kill their prey. This motion can also create sonoluminescence, a burst of light from a collapsing cavitation bubble. While the light is not visibile to the naked eye, the pistol shrimp is the…

Drunken Shrimp in Cooking Light

Some of you may be familiar with this dish, but the rest of you are in for a real treat! This Chinese delicacy consists of large shrimp that have been immersed in alcohol, making them more than a little groggy and, undoubtedly, delicious. As you will see in the video below, they are still very…

The AP just reported that project leader Dr. Larry Madin of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Phillipine scientists returned from two weeks in the Celebes Sea, located off the Phillippines southernmost archipelago, this Tuesday with some potential new deep sea discoveries. Among the more interesting finds were a strange black jellyfish, a transparent sea…

Categorize this Delicious!

Here are my rationalizations for posting this on Zooillogix: #1 I can’t find anything else at the moment that is anywhere near as interesting #2 There’s an abundance of animal life on these pizzas #3 It’s friggin awesome Without further explanaton, may I introduce two remarkable inventions from South Korea. More specifically, Pizza Hut South…

Don’t look at me, I’m hideously bloated! Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Negev, Israel, have identified whiteleg shrimp as the only known species where the male has a reproductive cycle or “period.” The male whitelegs–actually a type of prawn–generate two sperm packets per month which they attach to their female mates during reproduction. If, however,…

Shrimp on a Treadmill

Without further delay, we bring you….Shrimp on a Treadmill. Add to: Slashdot del.icio.us reddit newsvine Y! MyWeb