RE: Shark Liver Oil and Polarised Light

To: Simon Mustoe <>
Subject: RE: Shark Liver Oil and Polarised Light
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 17:09:38 +1000
On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 04:27:43PM +1000, Simon Mustoe wrote:
> Birds I understand can see polarized light.

There seems to be some doubt about this:

But birds do have more sophisticated visual systems than we do - and we
have decent vision for a mammal. Also (of course) a seabird is likely
to have visual adaptions for the marine environment. This UQ paper has
horribly detailed info about Wedge-tailed Shearwater vision:
Definitely supports the point that an a seabird perception of the
sea surface may be quite different to ours.


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