Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mantis Shrimp
A sensitivity curve shows the distinct spectral photoreceptors of the stomatopod Haptosquilla trispinosa.

 Mantis shrimps can see objects with three different parts of the same eye, giving them ‘trinocular vision which allows the mantis shrimp’s visible spectrum to record  infrared and the ultraviolet light . Mantis shrimp can even use filters to tune each individual photoreceptor according to local light conditions. Mantis shrimp can also  detect polarised light according to recorded the  electrical activity scientists have discovered  that the shrimp’s eye contains the only known cells in the animal kingdom that can see in this manner.

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