Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Powerful mantis shrimp pull punches in air for self-preservation

(The Company of Biologists) Mantis shrimps are able to fire off high power punches in water at the speed of a bullet, but it now turns out that they are nowhere near as fast in air, only striking with blows that are a tenth of the power at just 18km/h. The crustaceans probably pull their air punches to protect themselves from damage in the thinner medium, which does not dissipate energy was well as water.