The forbidden colours of the Mantis Shrimp (Issue 31 Preview)

Illustration by DALL-E

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The mantis shrimp are unassuming sea creatures that have, for most of their history, been of little interest to humanity, except as a culinary ingredient. However, all of that changed in 1989 when Cronin and Marshal discovered that the eyes of the mantis shrimp have more colour receptors than those of any other known animal.

To read the full article, head over to Issue 31: Science in the 22nd Century

Written by David (he/him), a fourth-year Cognitive Science student at the University of Edinburgh.

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