Supersized Squid Eyes Likely Evolved to See Whales - Wired News

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    5 Supersized Squid Eyes Likely Evolved to See Whales
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    7 [SIZE=-1]By Dave Mosher A giant squid's soccer ball-sized eyeballs are three times wider than any other animal's, but explaining why has kept squid researchers busy. New dissections and computer models offer a lead in the mystery: The enormous peepers evolved ...[/SIZE]
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    Giant Squid's Basketball-Size Eyes Have Sperm Whale Vision - National Geographic

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    5 Giant Squid's Basketball-Size Eyes Have Sperm Whale Vision
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    7 [SIZE=-1]A museum technician shines a light on an eye of a dead colossal squid four years ago. Colossal squid corneas—relatively small parts of the animal's basketball-size eyes (file picture). Photograph by Marty Melville, Getty Images.[/SIZE]
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    Scientists unravel mystery of humongous squid eyeballs - Christian Science Monitor

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    7 [SIZE=-1]Living at extreme ocean depths, the colossal squid and its cousin, the giant squid, has unusually large eyes. A group of researchers say they now know what accounts for the animals' huge peepers. By Eoin O'Carroll, Staff / March 16, 2012 In 2007, ...[/SIZE]
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    Just How Big Are The Eyes Of A Giant Squid? - New Hampshire Public Radio

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    6 [SIZE=-1]This giant squid was caught about 10 miles off the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, in 1981. The pupil of its eye measured more than 3.5 inches across. By Nell Greenfieldboyce Giant and colossal squids can be more than 40 feet long, if you measure all the way ...[/SIZE]
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    Why giant squid sport basketball-size eyes - Fox News

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    7 [SIZE=-1]True to its name, the colossal squid is a pretty big squid. It is thought to be the largest invertebrate, measuring 39–46 feet long. It also has the largest eyes of any animal.Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand The enormous eyes of giant and colossal ...[/SIZE]
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    Living deep in dark ocean, giant squid developed huge eyeballs - Alaska Dispatch

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    6 [SIZE=-1]The basketball-sized eyeballs of the colossal squid are good for more than just staring down Captain Nemo. A new study suggests that they evolved to keep a lookout for sperm whales. Despite being the largest known invertebrate, the colossal squid, ...[/SIZE]
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