Deep Vision

Beneath the waves, ocean animals with bizarre and exotic ways of seeing create new points of view.

Of all the human senses, the visual system—the network that turns light into neural signals that create the perception of sight—is the most studied and best understood. Our intense curiosity about sight is no coincidence; we are animals who judge the world mostly by appearances rather than, say, aromas. But our eyes afford us only one view out of a multitude of possibilities. In the depths of the ocean—a world we are beginning to learn about in detail, thanks to new views provi...

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