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November 21st, 2008

smooth nylon shrimp (Heterocarpus Laevigatus) [Nov. 21st, 2008|10:48 am]


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The smooth nylon shrimp (Heterocarpus Laevigatus) employs a particularly efficient chemical defense mechanism to survive in the harsh depths of the Pacific ocean. The shrimp temporarily disorients would-be-predators by discharging a large quantity of bioluminescent liquid from its mouth.

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Seems to take it a bit to squirt. I would have had it in my mouth before then. Still it's pretty cool looking. I'm glad my name doesn't sound like a blaxploitation character. Sorry about the obnoxious Japanese source video, I suggest turning down the sound.
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