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April 29, 2011
Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Eye Preserved in a Jar
Great picture from the Smithsonian Institution.
Posted on April 29, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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Eeeewwwwww! But, at least there was no math.
Reminds me of those sci-fi flicks where someone is standing in front of some black space and suddenly a giant eye opens behind them revealing the monster.
Here's an article on squid eyes:
The subtly different squid eye
Apparently although the eyes are similar to the human eye, their functions are reversed - to respond more to light than darkness. Which makes sense since the squid lives in darkness.
So, somewhere out there is a poor, one-eyed squid? Jarring! ("jar" - sheesh!)
"...the giant squid has the biggest eye in the animal kingdom." ... I'd say that the NRO has the biggest "eye" in the animal kingdom.
(Sorry, all, it's Friday... ;)
It's too bad there isn't something in the photo to serve as a reference because its hard to tell exactly how big the thing is. A giant squid eye can be as large as a basketball.
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