There Are Crystal Mirrors Hidden in Scallop Eyes



Sea creatures abound this week, as scientists make discoveries about scallop eyes and use models to help figure out the age old mystery, “Which came first, comb jellies or the sea sponge?”

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Sources:
Scallop
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/aaft-sem112717.php
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6367/1172

https://www.livescience.com/61081-scallop-mirror-eyes.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/scallops-have-eyes-and-each-one-builds-a-beautiful-living-mirror/547115/
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/hubble-bubble-scallop-eyes-act-just-tiny-telescopes
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/scallops-amazing-eyes-use-millions-tiny-square-crystals-see
https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/30/16719146/king-scallop-eyes-mirror-lens-optics-biomimicry
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/landlab/
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2012/8865.html
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/cg0704753

Jellies/Sponge
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(17)31453-7
https://www.nature.com/news/genome-reveals-comb-jellies-ancient-origin-1.12176
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/30/evolution-row-ends-as-scientists-declare-sponges-to-be-sister-of-all-animals
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-think-comb-jellies-may-have-come-all-other-animals-180962858/
http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/sponges-not-comb-jellies-are-our-deepest-ancestors/
https://www.britannica.com/animal/sponge-animal
https://medium.com/@caseywdunn/who-is-our-most-distant-animal-relative-4309b9fe4e48
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/cnidaria/ctenophora.html
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Images:
https://bmcecol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6785-8-16
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scallop_(PSF).png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Restaurant_scallop.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scallop_eyes2.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carpenter-bee%27s_eyes_(6863583347).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eye_iris.jpg
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/156924.php
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hubble_01.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Green_and_yellow_sea_sponges,_Antarctica.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comb_jellies-mba.jpg

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