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  • JonF
Synalpheus pinkfloydi is the 210 decibel shrimp
Seriously Loud Sonic Shrimp Named After Prog Rockers Pink Floyd



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The shrimp uses its claw to create a sonic blast so loud it stuns its prey. In fact, it's one of the loudest sounds in the ocean, louder than a gun shot. It snaps its claw at such a speed it creates a high-pressure cavitation bubble that, when it collapses, produces a sonic blast that can reach 210 decibels - powerful enough to stun and even kill its prey. For a split-second, the imploding bubble also generates temperatures of 4,400°C (7,950°F), which is nearly as hot as the surface of the Sun.

It was the shrimp's pink hue and talent for noise that helped give it its moniker. "I have been listening to Floyd since The Wall was released in 1979, when I was 14 years old," explained zoologist and Pink Floyd fan Dr Sammy de Grave, from Oxford University's Museum of Natural History, in a statement. "I've seen them play live several times since, including the Hyde Park reunion gig for Live8 in 2005. The description of this new species of pistol shrimp was the perfect opportunity to finally give a nod to my favorite band
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  • Monad
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Seriously Loud Sonic Shrimp Named After Prog Rockers Pink Floyd



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The shrimp uses its claw to create a sonic blast so loud it stuns its prey. In fact, it's one of the loudest sounds in the ocean, louder than a gun shot. It snaps its claw at such a speed it creates a high-pressure cavitation bubble that, when it collapses, produces a sonic blast that can reach 210 decibels - powerful enough to stun and even kill its prey. For a split-second, the imploding bubble also generates temperatures of 4,400°C (7,950°F), which is nearly as hot as the surface of the Sun.

It was the shrimp's pink hue and talent for noise that helped give it its moniker. "I have been listening to Floyd since The Wall was released in 1979, when I was 14 years old," explained zoologist and Pink Floyd fan Dr Sammy de Grave, from Oxford University's Museum of Natural History, in a statement. "I've seen them play live several times since, including the Hyde Park reunion gig for Live8 in 2005. The description of this new species of pistol shrimp was the perfect opportunity to finally give a nod to my favorite band

How does it avoid either vibrating itself to death or cooking its own claw?

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Re: Synalpheus pinkfloydi is the 210 decibel shrimp
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I assume the bubble implodes at a safe distance