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Peacock mantis shrimp...they can see more colors than you can think of.

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Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness
from Third Monk

Mantis Shrimp - Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp Natural Psychedelic Vision and Awesomeness

from Diply.com

18 Weird Animals You Won't Believe Actually Exist

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This mantis shrimp can see more colors than you can think of. One of Mother Natures amazing critters… So fascinating look at. :)

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The pistol shrimp is the NOISIEST creature in the ocean. Colonies of them make a distinct snapping noise that overshadows nearly all other sounds throughout the world's oceans, including the calls of some whales. In fact, they are so loud, their snapping sounds interfere with military and scientific sonar (so much so, that hostile submarines have used large colonies of pistol shrimps to hide!).

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These special arthropods (stomatopods) have 16 visual pigments! We only have four, and we can see millions of colors. Their vision is hyperspectral, they can see ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths, as well as polarized light.  They have 360 degree vision and three parts of each eye can focus on the same spot, so each individual eye has trinocular vision with depth perception.  They have a very large focal range and the eyes can emit light, which is used for communication. They have the…

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"Dark Lord Mantis" by Dermal Denticles (James van den Broek), via Flickr - Mantis Shrimp

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Dear the Oatmeal, I see your Mantis Shrimp post, and I raise you my favorite animal... viva la cuttlefish!!

Dear the Oatmeal, I see your Mantis Shrimp post, and I raise you my favorite animal... viva la cuttlefish!!

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Peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) by Joris van Alphen Photography on Flickr.

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from the Guardian

In pictures: The world's best underwater photographs 2010

DEEP Indonesia 2010: 4th annual DEEP Indonesia international underwater photography competition

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