Video: Borneo from Below on Mantis Shrimp

The latest episode of the web series, Borneo From Below, has been posted. This week the episode focuses on mantis shrimp and their importance to the lively hood of the Bajau fishermen living in the area. The series is produced by Scubazoo.

“Mantis shrimps are amazing! Not only do they have one of the most sophisticated eye systems in the animal kingdom, they also possess the fastest strike (even quicker than a speeding bullet!). In Borneo, Bajau fishermen target them using some unusual techniques, before placing them in bottles and then selling them at local restaurants. In the latest offering from Borneo From Below, our presenter Bertie takes a closer look at this fascinating creature and the threats it faces.”

Mantis shrimp

Watch the full episode here.