Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fact of the Day: UV Reindeer

Reindeer can actually see UV light which is something typically unheard of in mammals. Researchers have found that seeing UV light can be crucial in their survival. 

11 comments:

  1. how does that work in practical situations?

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  2. I always wonder...how do they know this?

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  3. Wow-amazing
    I wonder if that is part of the reason they become immobilized when they shine a light directly at them...they just stare at it and don't run. Weird. xo Diana

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  4. Maybe that is why they go all deer in the headlights and don't move

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  5. Amazing! I did not know that. Has it got something to do with living so far north?

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  6. Our roads, sadly, are covered in dead deer. Wish the deer were a tad smarter. Sad to see so many go to waste.

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