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This is the oldest eye and has 3000 lenses! OMG!
posted July 6 2011 18:28.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis




This 515 million years old eye belongs to a rather strange marine creature. The "fish" was able to see in the dark, thanks to the 3000 lenses that this eye has, and its complexity is totally surprising. As paleontologist Dr Jim Gehling describes:

There's about 3000 little lenses all lined up with larger ones in the centre and smaller ones to the periphery. The only animals that we know of today that do that are arthropods, things like crayfish and crabs and your regular house flies. This is a creature which probably had quite good vision for a marine creature.



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