Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Why I Don’t Go In the Water: Cockeyed Squid Look At Me Funny

I can't have a conversation with you if I can't look you in the eyes.
I can’t have a conversation with you if I can’t look you in the eyes.

The New Scientist reports that folks have figured why the cockeyed squid is just so.

The findings provide the first behavioural evidence that the two eyes are adapted to look in different directions. The large one points upwards to spot prey silhouetted against the sky. The smaller one points downwards to spot bioluminescent organisms against the darkness below.

Makes sense.

Of all the creepy crawlies of the ocean, squid are amongst the creepiest, but they’re just fascinating creatures nonetheless. Still, I wouldn’t go in the water with them.  shiver