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Tuesday
Oct232012

Silvery Fish Elude Predators With Light-Bending

It's why you wear polarized glasses.

Silvery fish like sardines and Atlantic herring are masters of camouflage. A new study explains how the fish use their silvery skin to stay invisible to predators from nearly every angle.

“What these fish do is get around a fundamental law of reflection,” said Nicholas Roberts, a biologist at the University of Bristol and one of the study’s authors.

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