Pistol Shrimp: The Super-Powered Crustacean

  • Published: 16 July 2018
  • Meet the Pistol Shrimp, a tiny shrimp that hunts using weaponized bubbles.
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    Examining the nature of the beast.

Comments • 2 582

  • Maggpii _
    Maggpii _  3 hours back

    Bruh that’s just clawitzer Pokémon

    • FT Gizmo
      FT Gizmo  1 days back

      Um... Did someone give this shrimp a glock?

      • beanbag kun
        beanbag kun  2 days back

        Octopus: I'm rlly smart lol you cant outwit me
        Tortoise: lol i live forever try me!!!!
        Moray: i got multiple sets of teeth 👁🦷👁
        Pistol shrimp: thanos snap

        • Elijah Tubbs
          Elijah Tubbs  2 days back

          My best guess to why there is a flash of light after a pistol shrimp shoots the super heated bubble is all the heat rapidly releasing and expanding outward extremely fast causing a flash of visible light from all of that heat

          • Mastermind Cow
            Mastermind Cow  2 days back

            Pistol Shrimp:
            You should have gone for the head.

            • Ewan Kirby
              Ewan Kirby  2 days back

              WHAT SIMPSON SCENE?

              • Taycan Sengün
                Taycan Sengün  2 days back


                • novice_97
                  novice_97  3 days back

                  Haha squirtle reference, nice one

                  • SpaceRock
                    SpaceRock  4 days back

                    Its a pokemon!

                    • Sloth -d375
                      Sloth -d375  4 days back

                      Using hot bubbles as weaponry?
                      That sounds like Ceaser (Jojo character)!

                      • Big Cuc
                        Big Cuc  5 days back

                        Pistol Shrimp sounds like band name.

                        • Kai co
                          Kai co  5 days back

                          Dose this mean that a pistol shrimp is the only shrimp that can wipe out half of the universe with the infinity stones

                          • Jun Fauzi
                            Jun Fauzi  6 days back

                            So basically mantis shrimps which shoot

                            • Sergino Sergio
                              Sergino Sergio  6 days back

                              When you have to many buffs in a game

                              • Crutonious the 3rd
                                Crutonious the 3rd  6 days back

                                Pistol Shrimp = Stray Cat

                                • Evan L
                                  Evan L  6 days back

                                  Dude they use hamon bubbles !

                                  • Henlo
                                    Henlo  7 days back

                                    thats charger form l4d but a shrimp

                                    • I couldn’t think of an original name.

                                      *clauncher has entered the chat*

                                      • kasai wizard
                                        kasai wizard  1 weeks back

                                        It's a wild Clauncher!

                                        • Koin
                                          Koin  1 weeks back

                                          1:38 are you telling me this 5 cm thing can fire soft point bullets?

                                          • my parents are divorced

                                            Haha losers, I learned this stuff while watching Octonauts

                                            • Memolous maximus
                                              Memolous maximus  1 weeks back

                                              Marvels Inspiration for thanos was this shrimp

                                              • Tenni Baul
                                                Tenni Baul  1 weeks back

                                                I FOCKIN love this channel.

                                                • Tenni Baul
                                                  Tenni Baul  1 weeks back

                                                  Who would win in a fight? The pistol or mantis shramp?

                                                  • obeth cruz sanchez
                                                    obeth cruz sanchez  1 weeks back

                                                    "Ive have the power of the sun in my hands" - Pistol shrimp

                                                    • Reragi
                                                      Reragi  2 weeks back

                                                      Weaponized Air Bubbles? Is this a *Jojo reference?*

                                                      • Greg Schulz
                                                        Greg Schulz  2 weeks back

                                                        Okay cool.

                                                        • multibot ʇoqıʇlnɯ
                                                          multibot ʇoqıʇlnɯ  2 weeks back

                                                          Say it's thousands of degrees celsius

                                                          Still doesn't know why it makes a flash of light

                                                          • Sleepy Scarecrow Productions

                                                            Shrimpoluminescence sounds to me like a combustion reaction.

                                                            • Insanity4th
                                                              Insanity4th  2 weeks back

                                                              Could you imagine if this thing were a Kaju from Godzilla series

                                                              • Mr Pellagra
                                                                Mr Pellagra  2 weeks back


                                                                • Lemmonox
                                                                  Lemmonox  2 weeks back

                                                                  Shrimps have the best weapons. Mantis Shrimps with their fists and spears, and now one that literally has a pistol as one of their arms.

                                                                  • CALL OF THE WILL MAN
                                                                    CALL OF THE WILL MAN  2 weeks back

                                                                    Dame Miss Dafoe, I'm in love with you

                                                                    • OtakuuGarbagệ
                                                                      OtakuuGarbagệ  3 weeks back

                                                                      that’s stray cat

                                                                      • Mega Main
                                                                        Mega Main  3 weeks back

                                                                        Thanos: I'll snap and destroy the universe
                                                                        Pistol shrimp: Witness me barney

                                                                        • An awsome person
                                                                          An awsome person  3 weeks back

                                                                          *Mentions squirtle* Clawitzer the pokemon based off the pistol shrimp: Excuse WTF

                                                                          • Andres 6V
                                                                            Andres 6V  3 weeks back

                                                                            Killer queen + stray cat

                                                                            • Benben0145 Garcia
                                                                              Benben0145 Garcia  3 weeks back

                                                                              This is the one who faded the other half of the universe

                                                                              • Lyset
                                                                                Lyset  3 weeks back

                                                                                Jerry Miculek sent me here...

                                                                                • Tyrone Taylor
                                                                                  Tyrone Taylor  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Thanos: *watches pistol shrimp documentary*

                                                                                  Pistol shrimp: *SNAP*

                                                                                  Fish: 💥💀☠️

                                                                                  Thanos: "This is my new favorite animal."

                                                                                  • Eva Evardo
                                                                                    Eva Evardo  3 weeks back

                                                                                    ONE PUUUUUUUUUUUUUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                    • Sleya Raze
                                                                                      Sleya Raze  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Shrimp: *makes hand gestures*
                                                                                      Also Shrimp: Ancient Technique of Hot Bubble Death ATTACK!

                                                                                      • Sammie Gardner
                                                                                        Sammie Gardner  3 weeks back


                                                                                        • some person
                                                                                          some person  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Petition to bring back shripoluminescence

                                                                                          • Danny Benhur
                                                                                            Danny Benhur  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Mantis Shrimp: I have Super Punch.
                                                                                            Pistol Shrimp: I have buster cannon.
                                                                                            Mantis Shrimp: Wanna teamup
                                                                                            Pistol Shrimp: Well Okay Then.

                                                                                            • Danny Benhur
                                                                                              Danny Benhur  3 weeks back

                                                                                              The nature is full of surprises

                                                                                              • Danny Benhur
                                                                                                Danny Benhur  3 weeks back

                                                                                                "Americans used Pistol shrimp as acoustic screen" well that escalated quickly...Very informative video

                                                                                                • itsmeyohta
                                                                                                  itsmeyohta  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  Shark with lasers? Nope. Pew pew shrimps.