A Peacock Mantis Shrimp Carefully Surveys Its Surroundings at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

A peacock mantis shrimp carefully surveys its surroundings at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in a recent video.

With claws that crack clam shells, the peacock mantis shrimp has a well-deserved reputation for muscling its way through coral reefs. But it’s the eyes that make this tiny beast an unbelievably effective hunter. Moving each eye independently, its vision is so sensitive that a mantis shrimp can see both infrared and ultraviolet light.

Monterey Bay Aquarium has more about the mantis shrimp on their Tumblr.