Photonic Crystals Help Fish See in the Murk

An unusual eye structure helps elephantnose fish see in their dim habitat, according to Dr. Kreysing at University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and colleagues. These freshwater fish use electrosensing to navigate their dark environment, but they also depend somewhat on vision.

Read more about this research from the 29 June issue of Science here.

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