Sara Kathleen Harris Meuer

Pistol Shrimp (Photo: Flickr/Ozzy Delaney)

Can the Pistol Shrimp Hurt a Human?

The Pistol Shrimp has a petite body and large claws like a gunslinger in the Wild West. Its 210-decibel claw snapping sound is louder than a gunshot.

For thousands of years, Europeans had no clue about where birds went during Winter. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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