Animal coloration research: On the threshold of a new era

Credit: Murat Oner Tas/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesAn international team of 27 scientists has just declared that we are on the threshold of a new era of color science that could have far-reaching impacts on everything from the security industry to our understanding of animal and human behavior.The declaration, published in the journal Science, follows multiple advances in the study of animal and plant coloration.   “New technology is opening new windows into exploration of color perception, production, and function,” senior author Tim Caro of the University of California, Davis, said.   Co-author Justin Marshall of the University of Queensland recently determined that mantis shrimp have four times as many color receptors as humans do. He explained that we have three — red, green, and blue — while the shrimp have twelve.   Lead author Innes Cuthill of the University of Bristol said mantis shrimp use those extra color channels to analyze light coming from objects in ways much diff

Animal coloration research: On the threshold of a new era

In the last 20 years, the field of animal coloration research has experienced explosive growth thanks to numerous technological advances, and it now stands on the threshold of a new era.

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New insights on the role of color in animals could lead to innovation in fields as varied as clothing design and the security industry.

Credit: Murat Oner Tas/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesAn international team of 27 scientists has just declared that we are on the threshold of a new era of color science that could ...

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