These Baby Shrimp Really Pack a Punch!

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Many species of mantis shrimp rely on their incredible punching abilities to stun their prey. But it turns out they don’t have to be mature mantis shrimp to start getting their punch on. And baby Philippine mantis shrimp can punch nearly as quickly as the adults!

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