Accession Number:

ADA592344

Title:

Re-Engineering the Stomatopod Eye, Nature's Most Comprehensive Visual Sensor

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 12 May 2012-21 May 2013

Corporate Author:

QUEENSLAND UNIV BRISBANE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-08-22

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

In this final report, we show behavioural tests of colour and polarisation show coarse discrimination in stomatopods, which could be a new form of visual processing. Additionally, this is the first real time underwater linear polarisation camera built and tested in field. The report also discuss that olarisation properties of reef animals, reflections, camouflage and light field baseline data begun. Photonic properties of silvery guanine crystals in fish skin determined and published in Nature journals. This is the first fluorescent staining of stomatopod eye and brain neuroarchitecture, and we discuss the ultrastructure of polarisation signal mechanism in stomatopods modelled.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE