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The Coral Triangle - Oasis of life

Coralscience.org - Coral reef science made accessible
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Summary: This site discusses a spot in the ocean with massive quantities of marine life, including the mantis shrimp.  Then it moves onto the current threats to the decimation of this area.  It lists out the different global changes that are putting all of the inhabitants at risk.  

 

URL: http://www.coralscience.org/main/articles/climate-a-ecology-16/the-coral-triangle

 

Citation: Rose, Alex. The Coral Triangle - Oasis of Life. N.p.: Coralscience.org, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. <http://www.coralscience.org/main/articles/climate-a-ecology-16/the-coral-triangle>.

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Roy's List of Stomatopods for the Aquarium

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Summary: This site is all about the different species of mantis shrimp.  The author lists out an alphabetical collection of the more commonly seen mantis shrimp.  The author also acknowledges the fact that there are over 500 species of mantis in the world.

 

URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/malacostraca/eumalacostraca/royslist/

 

Citation: Caldwell, Roy. Stomatopods for the Aquarium. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. <http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/malacostraca/eumalacostraca/royslist/>.

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ADW: : INFORMATION

ADW: : INFORMATION | Mantis Shrimp | Scoop.it
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Summary: This site is all about mantis shrimp in the wild.  It discusses their preferred habitats, breeding habits, and early life.  It also looks into their role in the ecosystem.

 

URL: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Odontodactylus_scyllarus/

 

Citation: Chiu, Frankie. Odontodactylus Scyllarus. N.p.: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. <http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Odontodactylus_scyllarus/>.

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How mantis shrimps deliver armour-shattering punches without breaking their fists – Phenomena

How mantis shrimps deliver armour-shattering punches without breaking their fists – Phenomena | Mantis Shrimp | Scoop.it
For engineers looking to create the next generation of armour, the ocean is the place to look. Animals from snails to crabs protect themselves with hard shells whose microscopic structures imbue th...
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Summary: This site not only focuses on the strength of the mantis shrimp's defensive mechanisms, but also how exactly it is able to use them without damaging itself in the process.  It details not only the specific anatomy that makes this possible for the mantis shrimp, but also the science behind the process.

 

URL: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2012/06/07/how-mantis-shrimps-deliver-armour-shattering-punches-without-breaking-their-fists/

 

Citation: Yong, Ed. How Mantis Shrimps Deliver Armour-Shattering Punches Without Breaking Their Fists. N.p.: National Geographic, 2012. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. <http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2012/06/07/how-mantis-shrimps-deliver-armour-shattering-punches-without-breaking-their-fists/>.

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The Mantis Shrimp Sees Like A Satellite – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

The Mantis Shrimp Sees Like A Satellite – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Mantis Shrimp | Scoop.it
The most extraordinary eyes in the animal kingdom belong to the mantis shrimps, or stomatopods—pugilistic relatives of crabs and prawns, which are known for delivering extremely fast and powerful p...
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Summary: This website focuses on the mantis shrimp's eyes.  It goes over tests that have been run that show while they can see more colors than humans, they have a harder time distinguishing between close colors.  The site also discusses the possible reasons for this oddity.

 

URL: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/23/the-mantis-shrimp-sees-like-a-satellite/

 

Citation: Yong, Ed. The Mantis Shrimp Sees Like A Satellite. N.p.: National Geographic, 2014. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. <http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/23/the-mantis-shrimp-sees-like-a-satellite/>.

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Who you Callin' "Shrimp"?

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Summary: Article goes over the basics of mantis shrimp.  It discusses eyes, movement, defensive and predatory skills.  It also notes on the aggression seen while keeping them in captivity. 

 

URL: http://ezproxy.madisoncollege.edu:2199/ehost/detail?sid=bb6abfc8-693f-4699-a23b-c29eba029429%40sessionmgr4003&vid=2&hid=4107&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWNvb2tpZSxpcCxjcGlkJmN1c3RpZD1zNjI0NjgxMiZzaXRlPWVob3N0LWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=sch&AN=18455430

 

Citation: Turner, Pamela. Who you Callin' "Shrimp"? World Edition ed. Vol. 43. N.p.: National Wildlife, 2005. N. pag. Science Reference Center. Web. 8 Feb. 2014.

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Mantis Shrimp

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Portland Oregons largest pet shop for reef and saltwater supplies offering unique fish, corals, inverts, and live rock
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Summary: This website is similar to the other site used for detailing the different species of mantis shrimp, but it is far more detailed.  It covers only a small sampling of different species however.  Details are given for each species discussed. 

 

URL: http://www.seahorse-nw.com/Mantis_Shrimp.html

 

Citation: The Many Species of Mantis Shrimp. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. <http://www.seahorse-nw.com/Mantis_Shrimp.html>.

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Monogamy in stomatopods

Monogamy in stomatopods | Mantis Shrimp | Scoop.it
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Summary: This site discusses the breeding habits of some of the species of mantis shrimp.  It has details on the basics of breeding and the roles the mother and father play. 

 

URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/aquarius/monogamy.html

 

Citation: Fox, Helen, and Roy Caldwell. Secrets of the Stomatopod. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. <http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/aquarius/monogamy.html>.

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Mantis Shrimp (Order: Stomatopoda) – Part II, Care in Captivity | That Fish Blog

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Mantis Shrimp (Order: Stomatopoda) – Part II, Care in Captivity from the marine biologists and aquatics experts at That Fish Place - That Pet Place and ThatPetPlace.com.
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Summary: This site goes over the care of mantis shrimp in captivity.  It focuses on feeding, water quality, temperature, and keeping multiple shrimp in one tank.  Also included is a bit of information in regards to human interaction with the shrimp.

 

URL: http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatfishblog/2008/07/16/08/#.UytV5_mwKfY

 

Citation: Indiviglio, Frank. Mantis Shrimp (Order:Stomatopoda) -Part II, Care in Captivity. N.p.: n.p., 2008. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. <http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatfishblog/2008/07/16/08/#.UytV5_mwKfY>.

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The mantis shrimp has the world’s fastest punch – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

The mantis shrimp has the world’s fastest punch – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Mantis Shrimp | Scoop.it
Its claw hits with the force of a rifle bullet and boils the water in front of it.
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Summary: This site goes over the weaponry of the mantis shrimp.  It not only discusses how fast/strong they can punch, but also why they have adapted to need such defenses.  It also goes over the science behind what happens when they punch things under the water.

 

URL: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2008/07/19/the-mantis-shrimp-has-the-worlds-fastest-punch/

 

Citation: Yong, Ed. The Mantis Shrimp Has the World's Fastest Punch. N.p.: National Geographic, 2008. Web. 20 Mar. 2014.

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This Shrimp Packs a Punch

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Summary: This article looks at only the mantis shrimp's weaponry.  It focuses on what they are made of and how powerful they can be.  It briefly discusses general facts other than their hammers.  

 

URL: http://ezproxy.madisoncollege.edu:2199/ehost/detail?sid=9b101ed1-1caf-47a6-ae64-17147006da71%40sessionmgr4002&vid=7&hid=4107&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWNvb2tpZSxpcCxjcGlkJmN1c3RpZD1zNjI0NjgxMiZzaXRlPWVob3N0LWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=prh&AN=86694257

 

Citation: Kwok, Roberta. This Shrimp Packs a Punch. N.p.: n.p., 2013. N. pag. EBSCOhost. Web. 8 Feb. 2014.

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Satellite-like eyes give mantis shrimp unique vision - life - 23 January 2014 - New Scientist

Satellite-like eyes give mantis shrimp unique vision - life - 23 January 2014 - New Scientist | Mantis Shrimp | Scoop.it
The bug-like eyes of mantis shrimp have a unique colour vision system that may recognise colours faster than human eyes
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Summary: This article focuses on the Mantis Shrimp's eyes.  It also discusses brain recognition. A short video is included at the beginning. 

 

URL: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24927-satellitelike-eyes-give-mantis-shrimp-unique-vision.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news#.Uvbzi_ldU9Y

 

Citation: Ceurstemont, Sandrine. Satellite-like eyes give mantis shrimp unique vision. N.p.: n.p., 2014. EBSCOhost. Web. 8 Feb. 2014.

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