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The peacock mantis shrimp Odontodactylus scyllarus from the Indo-Pacific boasts strong, hammer-like claws. | Corbis
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Secrets of Hard-Hitting Crustacean Claw Found

The peacock mantis shrimp has such powerful claws that they may inform engineers on how to make safer body armor.

June 7, 2012
3:00 AM EDT

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