Κυριακή, 6 Ιουλίου 2014

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With 'biological sunscreen,' mantis shrimp see the reef in a whole different light

Posted: 03 Jul 2014 09:55 AM PDT

In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet color vision. Mantis shrimp's six UV photoreceptors pick up on different colors within the UV spectrum based on filters made from an ingredient other animals depend on as built-in biological sunscreen, according to new research.

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