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Fish use reflection to avoid predators

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Silvery fish such as sardines can use their silvery skin to camouflage themselves from predators.

Silvery fish like sardines and Atlantic herring are masters of camouflage. A new study explains how the fish use their silvery skin to stay invisible to predators from nearly every angle.

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You know, nature never ceases to amaze me.

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Silvery fish such as sardines can use their silvery skin to camouflage themselves from predators.

Yes, but they are still killed by predatory species by the millions. I saw a film of a school of silvery bait fish attacked by sailfish and sharks, as well as by dolphins and diving birds. In the end hardly a fish was left, silver or no.

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Right, that what confuses me on the assertion of sardines being somehow less attractive to predetors.

I realize the science is "there" but I question it.

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