Weekly Facts: The Opthalmosaurus

The Ophthalmosaurus had eyes that were bigger than footballs (28-30cm long)!

“The young were born alive and were probably immediately brought to the surface by the mother or instinctively sought the surface as other pelagic birthing marine mammals do today. These air breathing predators evolved from terrestrial ancestors, who themselves had evolved from fish.” Read more about this amazing creature here!

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