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Sheila Patek:
The shrimp with a kick!

TED2004 · 16:25 · Filmed Feb 2004
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Sheila Patek: The shrimp with a kick!
16:25 · Filmed February 2004 at TED2004 · Subtitles available in 18 languages

Biologist Sheila Patek talks about her work measuring the feeding strike of the mantis shrimp, one of the fastest movements in the animal world, using video cameras recording at 20,000 frames per second.

Biologist, biomechanics researcher
Biologist Sheila Patek is addicted to speed — animal speed. She's measured the fastest animal movements in the world, made by snail-smashing mantis shrimp and the snapping mandibles of trap-jaw ants. Full bio
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