Shrimp So Loud, They Were Named After a Rock Band
On the Pacific coast of Panama, scientists discovered a new type of pistol shrimp that uses its large pink claw to create a noise so loud it can stun—or even kill—small fish. In fact, the boom created by the animal’s snapping claw can reach 210 decibels. For comparison, a loud concert is about 110 to 140 decibels. The team members dubbed it Synalpheus pinkfloydi, inspired by their love of Pink Floyd.
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