With speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and accelerations that are comparable to a .22 caliber bullet, the mantis shrimp strike is considered to be one of the fastest movements ever recorded in the animal kingdom. Join Scripps marine biologist Maya deVries as she describes her research on the biomechanics and ecology of this extremely fast strike and tells us how over 150 million years of evolution has led to the amazing diversity of striking behaviors seen across mantis shrimp.
Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30; lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Cost: Public $8, Students/Educators $5, Free for members
The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth’s mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery. Services available for the deaf or hard of hearing.