link to the paper

From the abstract:

Much as animals use colour and colour signalling in behaviour and survival, other species additionally make use of polarisation signalling, or indeed may rely on polarisation-based signals instead. It is possible that the degree (or percentage) of polarisation provides a more reliable currency of information than the angle or orientation of the polarised light electric vector (e-vector). Alternatively, signals with specific e-vector angles may be important for some behaviours. Mixed messages, making use of polarisation and colour signals, also exist. While our knowledge of the physics of polarised reflections and sensory systems has increased, the observational and behavioural biology side of the story needs more (and more careful) attention. This Review aims to critically examine recent ideas and findings, and suggests ways forward to reveal the use of light that we cannot see.

Ilse on Radio 4 Today Programme!

Our new paper on Gaze Stabilization is out today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Paper can be found here

And Ilse did an amazing job talking about mantis shrimp on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning!!

Wonderful picture by Roy Caldwell from University of California Berkeley for the news feed and another amazing picture by Mike Bok for the front cover as well