Using Biological Sunscreen, Mantis Shrimps View Reefs in UV Light

July 7, 2014 3:29 PM

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A new research discovered that the compound eyes of the mantis shrimp are fitted with optics that produces ultraviolet color vision.

The mantis shrimp is known to have a complex visual system, the most complex known to science. These marine crustaceans view color in a fundamentally different manner as compared to other animals. Researchers found that the optics on the shrimps' eyes generate UV color vision.

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