What mantis shrimp field work really looks like:

The don't give up their eyes willingly.

The don’t give up their eyes willingly.

Not all research assistants make it home.

Not all research assistants make it home.

These photoS and several others were taken by Jason Isley, who carefully arranged miniatures underwater in amusing scenes alongside sea life. Check out the whole set at the Daily Mail.

Hat tip to Zen at NeuroDojo.