Jellyfish eyes

cubozoan eyes

This very strange object was peering out at me from the cover of last week's Nature…and "peer" is exactly the right word. Those are some of the eyes of a cubozoan, a box jelly, of the species Tripedalia cystophora. These eyes have some very peculiar features, and show that once again nature trumps the imaginations of science fiction artists.

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