Largest eye

By | 2017-10-11T02:24:53+00:00 May 9, 2017|Biology, Records|

Largest eye

Last updated: October 11, 2017 at 2:24 am

Scientists have extrapolated that the colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) has the largest eyeballs of any living creature today at up to 30.5 cm (12 in.) in diameter. It is reported that the eyes of a giant squid washed up in Newfoundland, Canada, measured 40 cm (15.75 in.).

SOURCE:
McClain CR, Balk MA, Benfield MC, Branch TA, Chen C, Cosgrove J, Dove ADM, Gaskins LC, Helm RR, Hochberg FG, Lee FB, Marshall A, McMurray SE, Schanche C, Stone SN, Thaler AD. (2015Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafaunaPeerJ 3:e715 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.715

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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