back to article Adorable, much-loved SEAHORSES are VICIOUS SLURPING KILLERS

Seahorses may appear to be magical, happy underwater creatures, but they're actually vicious predators, capable of catching even the fleetest of their prey unawares despite the fact that they're terrible swimmers. A yellow female kuda seahorse Oh my God! Swim for your lives, it's a yellow female kuda seahorse Seahorses are …

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Happy

Isn't nature amazing?

That is all.

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Re: Isn't nature amazing?

Nature. And lasers.

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Re: Isn't nature amazing?

They've got nothing on supercavitating mantis shrimp, imo. But yeah, nature again.

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Two of the authors...

come from Texas. Yeeeehaaaawwww!!! Saddle up and ride 'em scuba-boy.

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Happy

I think the "no wake" zone might also be worthy of further study.

It's pretty tricky to design.

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Re: I think the "no wake" zone might also be worthy of further study.

Most teenagers have a "no wake" zone, usually in the morning.

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Unhappy

> two to three milliseconds the copepod needs to escape.

Two orders of magnitude faster than a human can react. But still plenty of time for Goldman Sach's trading bots to take a slice out of the trades being done by us peons.

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No video?

Most disappointed --- especially after lasers and microscopes had been mentioned.

Can we at least have a playmobile reconstruction?

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Figure 2: Reconstructed high speed holographic video frame sequence of H. zosterae feeding on A. tonsa.

It's over in just six frames. Not enough for a video.

I love the hunting strategy: sneak sneak sneak NAB

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The video can be seen on the beeb. If you can't find it, you're a cabbage!

The abstract is linked at the bottom of the "article"; move your mouse cursor over the underlined "hyperlink" thingy... and, maybe, click it !

Any Playmobile reconstruction should seriously remain in your head. It's not funny any more. I could say "you're holding it wrong", but that's not funny either. Please don't link to XCK/Dilbert/Peanuts they're not funny either.

Seriously Lewis? You're Ed now, you reckon reposting articles, almost verbatim, in order *just* to present 70's redtop head & strap lines, is the way forward?

I'm seriously thinking of cancelling my subscription!.............

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Re: No video?

It's not funny any more.

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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10 squids a month, me old mackerel, should suffice.

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Coat

"seahorses are vicious slurping killers"

Neigh, Neighhhh....

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3D Volume

I would hope you keep the Seahorse in a 3D Volume of water. Things would get messy fast if you tried to put it into a 2D Plane!

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People often don't think of seahorses as amazing predators

Me too. I don't think of them as amazing predators. Often.

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Happy

Computer Game angle?

May I be the first to Patent: 'Splinter Cell - Cetacean Surprise!'

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Very interesting... As I recall, the US Navy was very keen on finding a way to eliminate wakes from its ships some years ago...

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The UK solved it

Scrap your fleet !!!

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