Pistol shrimp captured at 10,000 fps

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Published on the Earth Unplugged YouTube Channel, the team from BBC Earth Productions has captured the action of a pistol shrimp’s claw at 10,000 frames per second to give a unique view of it in extreme slow motion. The shrimp stuns its prey by “snapping” the claw, which creates cavitation and an air bubble that then produces a shock wave. This makes one of the loudest sounds in the oceans, and (extremely) localized temperatures in excess of 5,000°K to 10,000°K.