Submersible sonic weapons. Naturally.

Continuing with the shark/ocean critters theme of today’s earlier post, comes this little beauty about the second loudest animal (after whales) in the ocean.

And it’s a shrimp!

The pistol shrimp uses a specialised claw to emit ‘snaps’ so loud that the shockwave can kill nearby, small animals. The collapsing cavitation bubble that results from a single snap can sometimes produce light in a process called sonoluminescence.

V. strange…


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