Strange Sea Creature’s Enormous Eyes Baffle Scientists

Prodigious peepers perhaps play a part in a secret worm language, discovery suggests

Robert Roy Britt
Aha!
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3 min readApr 9, 2024

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Your gazing at the eyes of the bristle worm, scientifically named Vanadis. Photo: Michael Bok

The lowly bristle worm’s pair of eyes are inexplicably huge—20 times the heft of its head. They’re also incredibly capable eyes, able to see stuff you can’t. New research suggests the eyes might be involved in some sort of invisible…

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Robert Roy Britt
Aha!
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