No matter how hard I try I cannot seem to produce a post about two really great studies that were published recently.
Thankfully Ed Yong has tackled one of them and probably did a better write up than what I intended. Ed you master of the written word o’ how I long to be you. Ed discusses how a recent study shows that three families of fish are actually the male, female, and juveniles of the same family.
The second article titled “A Novel Vertebrate Eye Using Both Refractive and Reflective Optics,” describes the the crazy eyes of the spookfish, Dolichopteryx longipes. The eyes are tubular, like many other deep-sea fish, but uniquely divided into two part one facing downwards and another facing upwards. Further craziness ensues with both refractive and reflective optics. Cool stuff that deserves a longer write up.