The deep sea is full of really weird looking creatures. You might think Histioteuthis—also known as cockeyed squids—look bizarre, but they fit right in with their deep-sea brethren. (Seriously, have you ever seen an anglerfish? We rest our case.) And anyway, there's a reason for their strange appearance. In 2017, researchers from Duke University published evidence for why these creatures have one big eye and one small eye: each one is suited for its own purpose.
Strawberry Squids Forever
All The Better To See You With, My Dear
Watch And Learn: Our Favorite Content About The Deep Sea
Mismatched Eyes Help Squid Survive the Ocean's Twilight Zone
Diving Into the Twilight Zone
Diving into the Abyss
Written by Ashley Hamer April 8, 2017
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our Best Articles Daily