Arthropod acoustic communication is a primary focus at the Patek Lab. Here you can find our acoustically oriented research projects along with sounds and video of spiny lobsters (Palinuridae) and mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda).
Graduate student Maya deVries' audio slideshow about our fieldwork
Graduate student Maya deVries went on a NSF-funded research trip to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to collect mantis shrimp. She made this audio slide show in collaboration with the University of California Museum of Paleontology.