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Colossal squid shows big eyes help evade predatory whales

Kent posted in on March 27th, 2012.

Overseas researchers have advanced a startling explanation of  the dinner-plate-sized eyes in  the world’s biggest specimen of the deep-water colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) which New Zealand scientists investigated in 2008. The female squid was caught in the Ross Sea off Antarctica’s northern coast in 2007, and when it was thawed at Te Papa, one of […]

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