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Polarization Of Marine Light Fields And Animal Orientation
Author(s): Talbot H Waterman
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Paper Abstract

Animals in the sea absorb, scatter, reflect, emit and sense underwater light. Large well developed eyes in most long range marine migrators suggest its navigational importance. Submarine light polarization may provide species that perceive it with a kind of sun compass even in deep water. Laboratory evidence has been found for compass card-like orientation to e-vector direction by both fishes and crustaceans.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0925, Ocean Optics IX, (12 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945752
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Talbot H Waterman, Yale University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0925:
Ocean Optics IX
Marvin A. Blizard, Editor(s)

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