National Geographic : 1955 Jun
(c) National ueograpmic society + A Colony of Microscopic Hydroids Recalls a Flowery Elfinland Clava grows in velvet patches on rockweed, wharf pilings, and the rocky bottoms of tide pools and is common from Long Island to Labrador. Clusters of berrylike sex buds lie below club-shaped heads bearing circlets of tentacles. Kodachromes by Paul A. Zahl (Enlarged 10 and 6 times) + Mantis Shrimp Waves Iridescent Eyes Like Radar Antennas Squilla, the mantis shrimp, seizes victims in power ful spiny claws (not shown) and while eating holds them in the innocent, prayerful attitude of its insect namesake. Man seldom sees this 8-inch crustacean, which lives in mud by day and hunts by night.