Alpheidae. The Alpheidae, or pistol shrimp, is awesome. These shrimp snap their claws shut so fast, they cause cavitation, or bubbling. These bubbles collapse,  shrimp
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Alpheidae. The Alpheidae, or pistol shrimp, is awesome. These shrimp snap their claws shut so fast, they cause cavitation, or bubbling. These bubbles collapse,

The Alpheidae, or pistol shrimp, is ******* awesome. These shrimp snap their claws shut so fast, they cause cavitation, or bubbling. These bubbles collapse, creating the loudest sound generated (280 decibels) by an animal and heating the water to over 4700 C. These fascinating little shrimp are accredited with disrupting German u-boat sonar off the coast of the UK.

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Views: 4511 Submitted: 07/05/2013