Did You Know…: Mantis Shrimp Eyes

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These are just such cool animals (and a real challenge to draw, too–so many bits and parts!) If you want to read more about the research on their eyes, here are a couple of links to get you started:



This research is also helping to develop new camera technology. Not only may it help us to see the underwater world more like its denizens do, but also to be able to detect cancer. And so nature continues to teach us new things!

Like other beings of the ocean, mantis shrimp are threatened by climate change, ocean acidification, pollution, and habitat loss. If you enjoyed this comic, consider donating to organizations like Oceana and the Ocean Conservancy.

Species portrayed: Peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)

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