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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Fun Facts


There's a shrimp-like creature that makes an aluminum armor to protect itself.

The pressure of the deep sea is so intense that it would crush the bodies of any critter not equipped to withstand it. That's why Hirondellea gigasa small, shrimp-like amphipod—adapted to form a layer of aluminum hydroxide gel to cover its exoskeleton, acting as a kind of pressure-resistant armor, according to a 2019 research article published in PLoS One.

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