Comment on "Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments"

Thomas W Cronin, Yakir Luc Gagnon, Sönke Johnsen, N Justin Marshall, Nicholas W Roberts

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Abstract

Brady et al (Reports, 20 November 2015, p. 965) claimed that the silvery sides of certain fish are cryptic when viewed by animals with polarization sensitivity, which they termed "polarocrypsis." After examining their evidence, we find this claim to be unsupported due to (i) pseudoreplication, (ii) confounding polarization contrast with intensity contrast, and (iii) measurements taken at very shallow depths.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552
Number of pages1
JournalScience
Volume353
Issue number6299
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Ecosystem
  • Environment
  • Fishes
  • Light
  • Oceans and Seas

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