It’s a rare treat when we get to read some wholesome news about shrimp—living ones that aren’t being carefully placed around a cocktail glass. It’s even better when that news involves a feisty little shrimp getting a badass name from some cool science dudes.
Climate change. AI takeover. Coffee wars instigated by millennial java addicts. The threats to humanity’s future are many and our defenses, sadly, are few. You can try to flee to another planet before it all pops off, but unless you’re a literal billionaire, it’s probably better to think small. Like really small. I’m…
Looks at first like somebody threw a bunch of glowing beads on some rocks, but what you see here is actually alive.
Watch this guy transform a simple plastic straw into a shrimp lure using just a pair of scissors. The result is so realistic that I'm not surprised cuttlefishes take the bait as if it were the real thing.
Apparently, this is a commercial from NTT Docomo to promote the speed of its new LTE network. Maybe in Japan, the effect is different, but I don't want a cell phone now. I want a shrimp gun.
According to exobiologists at NASA, these mysterious shrimp and its symbiotic bacterium may hold clues "about what life could be like on other planetary bodies." It's life that may be similar—at the basic level—to what could be lurking in the oceans of Europa, deep under the icy crust of the Jupiter moon.
Behold the latest goddamn species discovered on Earth! The big male seems to be ready to rip apart your two arms while grabbing your thighs with those lower hooks. You wouldn't be able to scream because he'd be cracking your head with those jaws to eat your brains. Fortunately, fellow humans, these beasts are tiny.
We've seen the Pistol shrimp snap its claws so fast that you can only see it at 10,000 frames-per-second, but the little guy's trick is even wilder than just that. A Pistol shrimp can actually snap its claw so fast that sound turns into light, and scientists still don't know how that's even possible.
We've long known there are exotic creatures at the bottom of the ocean, but the enormous difference in pressure makes it almost impossible to bring them up to the surface for study. That's why the Abyss Box is so important.
Many bacteria found at the bottom of the ocean glow in the dark thanks to light generated by their internal chemical reactions. This makes it easier for fish to see and eat them — which is exactly what the bacteria want.
The marine animal Crassicorophium bonellii looks like a shrimp, but it acts more like a spider. The creature uses its legs to spin silk that's both incredibly hard and super sticky... and could be of great medical use to humans.
The cleaner shrimp is perfectly happy to live out its life in peace and tranquility with its monogamous partner. But add any more shrimp to the mix — even another happy couple — and the whole thing turns into a bloodbath.
This little guy might look like a bio-luminescent creature from the ocean floor, or perhaps a super-advanced form of nanotechnology. But the truth is far simpler (and awesomer): this is a bendy-straw shrimp, and here's how to make one.
Consider the shrimp. Delicious to eat, whether doomed to a deep fryer or steamed and dunked in cocktail sauce. But, they're also quite enjoyable to watch prancing around! Especially in 3D, seen here, with a suitably sci-fi underwater soundtrack.
A group of polar scientists were testing out a new method of drilling through layers of ice in the antarctic. When they dropped a camera deep into the dark waters, they were flabbergasted to discover this tiny orange crustacean.
One three-inch shrimp—happily swimming under 600 feet of ice, 12.5 miles from open water—has shattered all scientists' theories on life-harboring environments. An impossible discovery that opens the possibility of complex extraterrestrial life in our Solar System:
Mantis Shrimp can see 100,000 colors, 10x the number we can, and are the only animals to see circular polarized light. Scientists think that mantis shrimp eye tech could lead to a new age of telecom and optical devices.
Showstopper, a common event at big gadget shows, finished a few hours ago. One of the best things about this particular Showstopper event was the food. Team Gizmodo finished off about two dozen shrimp in less than 15 minutes. (Team Gizmodo = Jason and me.) Then I got hives.