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2009-01-08 07:15:00

The ocean is deep, dark, and murky but with the help of mirrors a fish in the Pacific gets along just fine. Scientists from Tuebingen University, Germany, discovered a rare, living brownsnout spookfish, Dolichopteryx longipes, last year off the coast of Tonga. They found that it was the first vertebrate ever found to use mirrors, rather than lenses, to focus light in its eyes.Professor Julian Partridge from the University of Bristol, said, "In nearly 500 million years of vertebrate...


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