Re: Birds' (penguins') eyes and diving

Subject: Re: Birds' (penguins') eyes and diving
From: Shane Raidal <>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 1998 08:26:37 +0800
At 09:20 PM 4/1/98 +1000, you wrote:
>There would be very little light reaching the longest depths at which
>penguins have been recorded.
>If penguins are seeking prey at these depths, are their eyes extra
>sensitive to low light levels, do they seek prey that fluoresce in the
>dark, do they rely on detecting vibrations in the water created by prey
>items, or do they encounter prey by chance?

Good question!  The answer is probably yes........

..... and thanks for the references in your previous email.

Shane Raidal  BVSc PhD MACVSc 
Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Murdoch University               phone:  +61  8  9360 2418
Perth,WA, 6150                           fax:  +61  8  9310 4144  

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