[Coral-List] snapping shrimp

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 15:03:58 EST 2018

Snapping shrimp close their claws so quickly, they create shock waves.
This video reveals how they do it.  (text as well)


Open-access.   (one thing the popular article appears to get wrong: that
there are just "dozens" of snapping shrimp species.  Original article says
that over 80% of at least 600 species of Alpheids snap.  Further, many,
maybe most, species are small, many tiny ones live in reef rubble and cause
the "frying bacon" sound on reefs.)

Original article:

Parallel saltational evolution of ultrafast movements in snapping shrimp



Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Contractor for NOAA NMFS Protected Species, and consultant
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

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