Deep Look

The Snail-Smashing Mantis Shrimp

Season 3 Episode 15 | 3m 46s

The killer punch of the mantis shrimp is the fastest strike in the animal kingdom, a skill that goes hand in hand with its extraordinary eyesight. They can see an invisible level of reality using polarized light, which could lead to a breakthrough in detecting cancer.

Aired: 02/01/17

Rating: NR

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