Meet the Rocky Balboa of the ocean!

The mantis shrimp unloads the ace up his sleeve: hammer claws. These spring-loaded clubs strike 50 times faster than we can blink. Footage from the show "Wonderfully Weird".

Published 1 Dec 2021, 21:06 GMT
Meet the Rocky Balboa of the ocean!
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