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What follows is an interview with Lindsey Doughtery, the University of California-Berkley graduate student who recently discovered the source of an amazing underwater light show put off by disco clams. After considerable research and observation, Dougherty and her team discovered that the clam has a highly-reflective lip that mirrors light from its environment. Read more about the discovery and research here.
The news release says that the clam has 40 eyes and may/may not be able to see out of them. Why so many? Especially if they are not visually functioning?