The Eye of the Peacock Mantis Shrimp interactive audio no.7 English by Belltone published on 2011-09-10T14:00:01Z The Eye of the Peacock Mantis Shrimp The peacock mantis shrimp, found on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is equipped with the most complex eyesight in the animal kingdom. It can perceive polarized light and process it in ways that humans cannot do. Unlike other creatures, this mantis shrimp not only sees polarized light in both its straight-line and corkscrew forms but is also able to convert the light from the one form to the other. DVD players work in a similar way, but while the DVD player only converts red light - or in higher-resolution players, blue light - the shrimp's eye can convert light in all colours of the spectrum. What's particularly exciting is how beautifully simple it is. It works much, much better than any attempts that we've made to construct a device. What do you think? Is the remarkable eye of the peacock mantis a product of chance or was it designed?