Japanese night raiders are greeted with a lacework of anti-aircraft fire by the Marine defenders of Yontan airfield, on Okinawa. In the foreground are Marine Corsair fighter planes of the “Hell’s Belles’ squadron. 1945.
The killer punch of the mantis shrimp is the fastest strike in the animal kingdom, a skill that goes hand in hand with its extraordinary eyesight. They can see an invisible level of reality using polarized light, which could lead to a breakthrough in detecting cancer. A new Deep Look from @KQEDscience and @pbsdigitalstudios!
Despite that there are about 600 Crinoid species, they’ve mostly gone extinct. Being a marine animal, their fossils are mostly found in thick limestone beds dating to the mid-to-late-Paleozoic. [http://bit.ly/2j9r9ml]