Couple articles out of science news

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  1. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

    Aug 20, 2008
    This might be old news, but thought I'd share.

    Mantis shrimp's bizarre visual system may save brainpower’s-bizarre-visual-system-may-save-brainpower

    Says while most animals have a few types of color cells that we have to blend and compare these shrimp seem to have 12 distinct types. They theorize this allows it to see color w/less brain power (bc, ya know, they have shrimp brains). The downside is they can't tell the difference very well between say yellow and orange.

    A tiny ocean vortex, with pop art pizzazz

    The picture there is awesome. It talks abit about the role of the cilia.

    happy reading