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Why Some Creatures Have The Weirdest Eyes

Have you ever seen any bugs or animals with most bizarre eyes? Why is this? Follow Dr. Kiki on Twitter: Check out her website: Read More: Bizarre Ocean Amphipod Has 16 Retinas In Each Eye “Tiny and transparent the marine crustacean Paraphronima gracilis sees the world through two large eyes that envelope its head like a high-tech space helmet. Now, a new study of this amphipod—a close relative of the sand hopper—reveals that it has 32 different retinas, the light-sensitive parts of its eyes.” A Unique Apposition Compound Eye in the Mesopelagic Hyperiid Amphipod Paraphronima gracilis “The mesopelagic habitat is a vast space that lacks physical landmarks and is structured by depth, light penetration, and horizontal currents.” The Hyper Eyes of Hyperiids: How Some Shrimp-Like Creatures See “Hyperiid amphipods are small crustaceans related to sand fleas and distantly related to shrimp.” New IZ Face Looks Into Eyes -- Jamie Baldwin Fergus “As a postdoc supported through the Peter Buck Fellowship program, I will be studying how vision physiology, optical environment, and ecological associations shape visual adaptations in hyperiid amphipods.” Paraphronima gracilis “This species is widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions, including the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. It does not occur beyond the limits of the Subtropical Convergences (Vinogradov et al. 1982).” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter Julia Wilde on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News Download the TestTube App:

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