eyeshine


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eyeshine

(ī′shīn′)
n.
The glow reflected from the eyes of some animals when struck by light in dark surroundings.
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Recognizing that people are most apt to encounter night-active wildlife through the windshield of their car rather than out the window of their home provided a fun avenue to interpret the phenomenon of eyeshine. Visitors got behind the wheel of a pick-up truck dashboard donated by an auto salvage yard.
Eyeshine distribution patterns recorded from the eyes of 19 mesopelagic decapod species were examined and related to the depths at which the species are found.
In most arthropod species that have superposition compound eyes, light reflected by the tapetum and not absorbed by the rhabdoms is visible as eyeshine (Kunze, 1979).
It was shown that in many species there is a decreasing gradient of eyeshine intensity along the anteroposterior axis of the eye.
We set out to investigate the features of eyeshine in mesopelagic decapods and to suggest how the variations found may be related to their life history and depth distribution.
Eyeshine distribution and intensity was examined using a variation of the protocol developed by Shelton et al.
Eyeshine distribution patterns were observed and recorded from 136 eyes from 19 species (Table 1).
That eyeshine is its testimony, its voice, its words," Omishto realizes as they follow it.
The light makes the eyeshine of the animals easier to spot and they often remain to continually stare at the light and do not appear to see the light as a threat as they normally would view a human.
That glow, called "eyeshine," is just a reflection of the light that enters the eye.
Fierce Foil Eyeshines has gloss technology to instantly impart a beautiful multidimensional foil finish to eyes.
Abstract: The distribution and abundance of a population of Caiman crocodilus fuscus were estimated by monthly counting of eyeshines at night, from February 1999 to March 2000 in six transects of Rio Frio in the Cano Negro National Refuge (RNVSCN), Northern Costa Rica.