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Sensory Evolution on the ThresholdAdaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates$
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J. G. M. Thewissen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252783

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252783.001.0001

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The Physics of Light in Air and Water

The Physics of Light in Air and Water

(p.112) (p.113) 8 The Physics of Light in Air and Water
Sensory Evolution on the Threshold

Ronald H. H. Kröger

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the visual systems of aquatic animals. It examines the physics of light and describes the physical factors influencing vision in air and water. It also discusses absorption and scattering of light, refraction, specific weight, density and viscosity, shocks and abrasion, heat capacity, and osmolarity.

Keywords:   vision, light, refraction, specific weight, density, viscosity, shocks, abrasion, heat capacity, osmolarity

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