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Who's eye is this? number 3

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Uncle Pug, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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  2. ToddMH

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    Eyes of a scallop? Perchance...
     
  3. MarkH

    MarkH Solo Diver

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    Swimming scallop?
     
  4. MarkH

    MarkH Solo Diver

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    Oops. Someone beat me to it.
     
  5. Rick Inman

    Rick Inman Advisor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Can you give us something hard, please.
     
  6. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Shoot.... you guys are good! I quit:
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  7. ToddMH

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    Ah, man. I was kind of proud of my answer. It may be the novice in me showing through... :D

    Here's a little tidbit about scallop eyes: although they look (a bit freakishly) a lot like our own eyes, they're biologically quite distinct. Scallop eyes actually use a concave reflector to focus the image (sort of a biological mirror, not unlike that in some telescopes) instead of a convex lens like our own.

    -Todd
     
  8. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Cool Todd... thanks for the info. I'm going to have to go after one with my under water ophthalmoscope! :D

    BTW: Rick, you were on that dive and even saw that same picture on my computer screen... so it should have been easy for you. :wink:
     
  9. Rick Inman

    Rick Inman Advisor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And you should be.

    UP has been showing off his scallop eyes to me lately or I wouldn't have known.
     
  10. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have a bunch of cool ones from that dive. Some of them are in focus too. :D
     

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