Topic: Camouflage

Fish Skin Provides Invisibility in Open Ocean

Nov. 19, 2015
Molly Cummings adjusts the video polarimeter on the automated rotating platform the team used for the study.

Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery about how some fish seem to disappear from predators in the ocean, a discovery that could lead to more effective methods of ocean camouflage.

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Researchers Discover a New Way Fish Camouflage Themselves in the Ocean

June 4, 2013

Fish can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The discovery could someday lead to the development of new camouflage materials for use in the ocean, and it overturns 40 years of conventional wisdom about fish camouflage.

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Science fiction meets real biology in "Avatar"

June 7, 2011

In the latest installment of Science Study Break, Dr. Misha Matz of the School of Biological Sciences reveals the real science behind the science fiction world of the film "Avatar."

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