Fluorescent Enhancement of Signaling in a Mantis Shrimp

@article{Mazel2004FluorescentEO,
  title={Fluorescent Enhancement of Signaling in a Mantis Shrimp},
  author={Charles H. Mazel and Thomas W. Cronin and Roy L. Caldwell and N. Justin Marshall},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={303},
  pages={51 - 51}
}
Visual signals based on colored pigments can be unreliable in aquatic environments, because the optical properties of water spectrally filter both the incident and the reflected light. Fluorescence has more potential to contribute to color underwater than in terrestrial situations, because the 

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