The brownsnout spookfish is not like other fish.
This deep-sea dweller’s eyes have two segements, one of which, in contrast to all other vertebrates, has mirrors instead of lenses to accurately image its surroundings.
The normal, lens-equipped part [orange globes] sees above the fish; the mirrored part [black dots] sees to the sides and below.
Global warming is taking a toll on fishâ€”and helping jellyfish rule the sea
By Bjorn CareyPosted 03.30.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
Paltry Plankton Using a decade's worth of satellite data, scientists have determined that rising ocean temperatures are killing phytoplankton. Not only do these tiny plants form the base of oceanic food webs, they also process as much carbon dioxide and produce as much oxygen as land plants do. Although the findings may be influenced by El Nio, the researchers say the the study provides a sneak peek at how ocean biology will evolve as the climate continues to change.