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  1. A juvenile bigclaw snapping shrimp in a lab dish next to a ruler

    The fastest claw in the sea belongs to young snapping shrimp

    When juveniles snap their claws shut to create imploding bubbles, they create the fastest accelerating underwater movements of any reusable body part.

  2. A photo of several transparent crustacean larvae swimming around on a white background.

    Glassy eyes may help young crustaceans hide from predators in plain sight

    Nanospheres in the eye reflect light that matches the color of the surrounding water, possibly making the animals invisible to nearby predators.

  3. An illustration of a large, predatory fish known as coelacanths and eel-like conodonts swimming in the ocean.

    In the wake of history’s deadliest mass extinction, ocean life may have flourished

    Ocean life may have recovered in just a million years after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, fossils from South China suggest.

  4. image of a starlet sea anemone

    Here’s how sea anemones launch their venomous stingers

    Starlet sea anemones use speedy projectiles to sting predators and prey. New images capture a detailed look at these weapons in action.

  5. black and white image of a mantis shrimp larva

    Mantis shrimp start practicing their punches at just 9 days old

    The fastest punches in the animal kingdom probably belong to mantis shrimp, who begin unleashing these attacks just over a week after hatching.

  6. map of light pollution in the North Sea

    Even the sea has light pollution. These new maps show its extent

    Coastal cities and offshore development create enough light to potentially alter behavior of tiny organisms dozens of meters below the surface.

  7. image of a swarming ball of vinegar eels

    Vinegar eels can synchronize swim

    Swarming, swimming nematodes can move together like fish and also synchronize their wiggling — an ability rare in the animal kingdom.

  8. illustration of one human figure standing separate from a group of figures
    Science & Society

    Why do some people succeed when others fail? Outliers provide clues

    A close look at outliers — people or communities that defy expectations — reveals what could be.

  9. A flock of greater flamingos standing in water

    Flamingos dye their sun-faded feathers to stay pretty in pink

    During mating season, flamingos rub a makeup-like rouge on their necks to catch the eye of the opposite sex. They don’t bother once chicks are born.

  10. A capsule containing moon rocks next to a Chinese flag with vehicles in the background

    China’s lunar rock samples show lava flowed on the moon 2 billion years ago

    The first lunar rocks returned to Earth in more than 40 years show that the moon was volcanically active later than scientists thought.

  11. an Upside-down jellyfish

    Jellyfish snot can sting swimmers who never touch the animal

    Researchers have found mobile cellular blobs coated with stinging cells in mucus from a jellyfish that sits upside-down on the seafloor.

  12. Animals

    Sea turtles may confuse the smell of ocean plastic with food

    Sea turtles respond to the smell of plastic that’s been in the ocean similarly to food, suggesting the reptiles may end up eating the harmful debris.