Penguins with Sunglasses (Part 1 of 2)
On today’s Creation Moments Minute, see why penguins don’t need sunglasses to protect them from the bright light reflecting off snowy landscapes.
Have you ever gone outside on a bright, sunny day and been almost blinded by the light? Then imagine what it must be like for penguins to go about their lives with the intense glare of polar sunlight reflecting off a snowy or watery landscape.
Penguins, of course, can’t slip on a pair of sunglasses, but they don’t need to. These marvelous birds have an external eye fluid that filters out blue and ultraviolet wavelengths from the solar spectrum. This gives them clear vision while protecting their eyes from harm. As you might have guessed, eagles, falcons, hawks and other birds of prey also have this fluid.
On our next program, we’ll see how mankind can benefit by studying the sunglasses God has given to penguins.
For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.
Ref: “Penguin Eye – Sunglasses”, Discovery of Design, D. DeYoung and D. Hobbs, pp. 112-113, Master Books, Second Printing, 2012.