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‘Helmets’ shield shrimp from their own supersonic shock waves

The bigclaw snapping shrimp Alpheus heterochaelis on a black background.

A translucent ‘helmet’ on the bigclaw snapping shrimp’s head shelters its brain from the shock waves generated by its claw-snapping. Credit: Kingston et al., Current Biology

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Nature 607, 215 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01832-7

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  1. Kingston, A. C. N., Woodin, S. A., Wethey, D. S. & Speiser, D. I. Curr. Biol. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.06.042 (2022).

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