And Just Like That, You’re Struck: The Aquatic World with Philippe Cousteau


– Humans can experience
over 10 million colors. It’s rather amazing but not to the mantis shrimp. Beautiful, isn’t it? This is a mantis shrimp. Mantis shrimp have 16 color
receptors in their eyes, the most of any animal on our planet. Now what does this mean? Now think about the world you live in. You’re experiencing all this
with three optical receptors. Because the mantis shrimp
has so many more than us, their light detecting ability
is astronomically better and this can help them spot pray quicker, making it an extraordinary hunter. It’s only about four inches long but can strike with the
force of 335 pounds. – Wow. – It takes nine pounds to break a nose, 25 to break a small bone and 400 to break through
a block of cement. The movement of the mantis shrimp claw is one of the fastest
for any animal on earth. They’ve even been know to
break through aquarium tanks. Remarkable.

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