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  1. Glowing Sharks Have Unusual Eyes

    There are species of shark that are bioluminescent and have evolved ocular structures designed to detect faint light patterns in the deep ocean produced by other bioluminescent sharks that live at depths from 600 to 3,000 feet in the mesopelagic zone where very little sunlight reaches. These eyes as expected, have visual adaptations optimized for […]

    Aug 11, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  2. Interesting papers: Light and vision in the deep-sea benthos

    Vision in fishes and crustaceans is a fascinating and understudied area. ┬áIn past decades, there were far more studies on the visual systems of sea-dwelling creatures, but with the push towards applied or translational research, the number of reports in these species have dropped off, much to our detriment as one never knows where the […]

    Mar 17, 2013 — Read more No Comments