The makers of Galaxy Zoo
are not satisfied with classifying the cold depths of space. They also want to classify the slightly less cold depths of the ocean, with Seafloor Explorer
, where anyone and everyone can help find and identify scallops, sea stars, crustaceans, and Other on various parts of the Atlantic ocean floor. Rarely there are fish. Often, there is sand. It seems to go on forever and often is full of starfish
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posted by cmyk
on Sep 14, 2012 -
Fear the Stomatopod!
Assuming the meral spread position
is one way in which the mighty mantis shrimp
avoids having to use its formidable weaponry. They come in two flavors -- the "spearers," who strike their prey with a superfast, barbed claw, and the "smashers," who wield a club said to pack the force of a .22 caliber bullet. Today these little-known gladiators got some unusually high-profile press for turning up at record size
in an unlovely environment.
posted by BT
on Mar 3, 2003 -