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Mechanism of reflexion in silvery layers of fish and cephalopods
  • E. Denton, M. Land
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 15 June 1971
The highly reflecting structures found in the integuments and eyes of fish and cephalopods were studied. In all cases they consist of alternate layers of high and low refractive index (n) materialExpand
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Mechanisms and behavioural functions of structural coloration in cephalopods
Octopus, squid and cuttlefish are renowned for rapid adaptive coloration that is used for a wide range of communication and camouflage. Structural coloration plays a key role in augmenting the skinExpand
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Sound and Startle Responses in Herring Shoals
The behavioural experiments described in this paper were carried out to complement earlier physiological work on the acoustico-lateralis system of the clupeid fishes. Previous work, summarized byExpand
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The Buoyancy of the Cuttlefish, Sepia Officinalis (L.)
The excess weight in sea water of the living tissues of Sepia officinalis (L.) is approximately balanced by the cuttlebone, which accounts for about 9·3% of the animal's volume. The density ofExpand
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Review lecture: on the organization of reflecting surfaces in some marine animals.
  • E. Denton
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 14 May 1970
Reflecting surfaces of fish are formed of stacks of thin, flat crystals composed of guanine, as the major component, and hypoxanthine, as the minor component. The broad surfaces of these crystals areExpand
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Mechanical factors in the excitation of clupeid lateral lines
  • E. Denton, J. Gray
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 April 1983
The excitation of lateral line sense organs (neuromasts) might be expected to depend on differences of movement between the liquid inside the main lateral line canals (the ones that contain theExpand
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On the use of ammonium for buoyancy in squids
Squids (teuthoids) fall into two distinct groups according to their density in sea water. Squids of one group are considerably denser than sea water and must swim to stop sinking; squids in the otherExpand
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The roles of filters in the photophores of oceanic animals and their relation to vision in the oceanic environment
In many of the photophores found in deep-sea fishes and invertebrates, light filters containing pigments lie between the tissues that generate light and the sea. The loss of light within such filtersExpand
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Protein turnover, physiological energetics and heterozygosity in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis: the basis of variable age-specific growth
Genotype-dependent changes in whole-body protein turnover are shown to be of significance to metabolic efficiency, energetic maintenance requirements and associated rates of dietary absorption inExpand
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The effect of light on the buoyancy of the cuttlefish
The behaviour of well fed cuttlefish is strikingly affected by light. When the light is bright they usually bury themselves in the gravel at the bottom of their tanks, whilst after twilight they comeExpand
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