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SEAHORSE HEADS ARE PERFECTLY SHAPED TO KILL
The seahorse may appear ungainly,
but seahorses are sophisticated copepod-killing machines.
They may be slow swimmers, but seahorses are amazingly fast when it comes to snatching prey. “A seahorse is one of the slowest swimming fish that we know of, but it’s able to capture prey that swim at incredible speeds for their size,” says Brad Gemmell, research associate at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. (via Futurity)
IMAGE Credit: Theodore Scott/Flickr) and Brad Gemmell
GIF of seahorse and copepod via Smithsonian)
IF the lower image isn’t animated (thanks, Tumblr), you can see it here.
Reporting on “Morphology of seahorse head hydrodynamically aids in capture of evasive prey”
In Nature Communications 4, Article 2840 [doi:10.1038/ncomms3840]