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The Thoughtful Animal

The Turtle with Human Eyes

turtle vision Trachemys Side view when pitched up

At first glance, most eyes look the same. There’s a small opening through which light passes. That light goes through the transparent liquid behind the lens and strikes the retina, a thin film of light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye. But there’s actually a great deal more to vision than that. [...]

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