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Channel: SciShow
Categories: Biology   |   Physics   |   Science  
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If youve been brave enough to open your eyes underwater, you might have noticed that everything is blurry. But fish have no trouble finding their way beneath the waves. So why cant we see as clearly below as we do above?

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