What does a Mantis Shrimp fight look like?
The mantis shrimp has a clublike arm that can crack clamshells and move as fast as a .22 caliber bullet. When they fight each other, they use a shield-like tail segment called a telson to protect themselves from such powerful blows. UC Riverside researchers have discovered special structures on the telson’s surface and interior that help absorb and diffuse impact energy.
video was taken by Roy Caldwell at UC Berkeley.