April 6th, 2006

boris's eye

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The benefits of a non-circular iris?

I was wondering if someone with more of a back ground in animal biology might answer a question I have.

Do non-circular (elongated) iris's provide the animals that have them a greater range of view along the axis of the elongation, or it does the shape just create an easier musculature for opening and closing the iris?

Like cat eyes are elongated along the vertical access. Does this grant them a larger field of view up and down?

Or goats have an elongated iris horizontally. Does this provide a larger horizontal field of view?
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Also, here's a meme of sorts from murphy59:

Think of your favorite underrated film, type the name into Google and do an image search. Find the best pic and then post it in your journal, but don't say what the name of the movie is! Once you post the picture, it's up to your friends to figure out what the movie is from the pic you posted.

I would be suprised if anyone other than shaebot can get this one.