ULTRAVIOLET ‘TELEVISION’ FOR ANIMALS HELPS US BETTER UNDERSTAND THEM

ULTRAVIOLET ‘TELEVISION’ FOR ANIMALS HELPS US BETTER UNDERSTAND THEM

It is interesting to know that scientist have developed a device that will be used to monitor animals and to understand how these animals see the world, thereby to answer important questions about animal behavior. This device is referred to a “Ultraviolet Television”. Previously, devices such as Television, computer screens are used to display visual stimuli in animal vision studies, but can not be able to test for ultraviolet vision (the ability to see wavelengths of light shorter than 400 nanometres).

Doctor Powell said the new technology will help unveil the secrets of sight in all sorts of animals, such as fish, birds and insects. He went on further to explain the studies going on anemonefish or clownfish, popular name is Nemo– which, unlike humans, have UV-sensitive vision. Research shows that the white stripes on anemonefish also reflect UV, UV colour signals may be used to recognise each other and may be involved in signalling dominance within their social group, “Doctor Powell said”.

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210219095939.htm

Source: ScienceDaily

Retrieved: 28/02/2021.