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You Don't Want to Step on a Stonefish

Short | 03:18

Stonefish are aptly named - they look exactly like stone, allowing them to blend into their surroundings and surprise unwitting prey.

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Life happens at alarming speeds in the churning, seemingly slow-moving ocean. Here, marlins chase their prey at 75 MPH, stonefish strike at jaw-dropping speeds, and mantis shrimp throw the fastest punch in the animal kingdom. Even Cape gannets take dangerous dives, hitting the water at bone-crunching velocity, just to grab a quick bite. Join us as we reveal the science behind the speed and take you on a breathtaking journey under the sea.

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