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Biological polarized light reflectors in stomatopod crustaceans
Body parts that can reflect highly polarized light have been found in several species of stomatopod crustaceans (mantis shrimps). These polarized light reflectors can be grossly divided into two major types. The first ...
Fine structure and optical properties of biological polarizers in crustaceans and cephalopods
The lighting of the underwater environment is constantly changing due to attenuation by water, scattering by suspended particles, as well as the refraction and reflection caused by the surface waves. These factors pose a ...
Circular Polarization Vision in a Stomatopod Crustacean
(Elsevier B.V, 2008-03-25)
We describe the addition of a fourth visual modality in the animal kingdom, the perception of circular polarized light. Animals are sensitive to various characteristics of light, such as intensity, color, and linear ...
Polarization signals in the marine environment
Although natural light sources produce depolarized light, partially linearly polarized light is naturally abundant in the scenes animals view, being produced by scattering in air or water or by reflection from shiny ...
Polarization Vision and Its Role in Biological Signaling
(Oxford University Press, 2003-08-01)
Visual pigments, the molecules in photoreceptors that initiate the process of vision, are inherently dichroic, differentially absorbing light according to its axis of polarization. Many animals have taken advantage of this ...