Photo: "Weird Beastie" Shrimp Have Super-Vision



Mantis shrimp (such as the one shown in this undated photo taken off Papua New Guinea) are known to see 11 or 12 primary colors, as opposed to our humble 3. Now a new study has found that they are also able to see rare forms of polarization—directions in which light vibrates.


Photograph by Chris Newbert/Minden Pictures


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