• Question: Is it true that animals can see more colour's than us?

    Asked by Mitzyboom to Dervil, Moises, Pramod, Saoirse, Stephen on 15 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Dervil Cody

      Dervil Cody answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      I think it depends a lot on the animal. But I have read about the Mantis Shrimp – it has 16 types of colour receptors in its eyes while humans only have 3! Some of these receptors work so that they can see ultraviolet, infrared and polarized light in additional to normal white light, which us humans can’t see. Pretty cool!