Friday, March 25, 2022

The Cockeyed Strawberry Squid

The Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) introduces us to Histioteuthis heteropsis, or the strawberry squid. You might notice that this animal has one huge green eye, and one small blue eye. It's not disabled; this is how they all are. They evolved two very different eyes for different uses in the "twilight zone." That's where this squid lives, and the area between shallow water that gets sunlight and the deepest depth where light doesn't reach. (via Laughing Squid)

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