How do some fish see color in the black-and-white world of the ocean’s depths? In episode 55, Zuzana Musilová, an evolutionary biologist at Charles University in Prague, discusses her research into the unique way that some fish in the deep ocean’s darkness may be able to see in color. Her article “Vision using multiple distinct rod opsins in deep-sea fishes” that was published with multiple coauthors on May 10, 2019 in Science. An open-access preprint is available on bioRxiv.
Websites and other resources
- Zuzana’s website and lab
- Article’s supplemental materials
- Charles University press release on Zuzana’s study
- A spiny silverfin (Diretmus argenteus) specimen, fixed (by Zuzana Musilova)
- Videos simulations of single rod photopigments in action
Zuzana describes the videos’ contents
Press and Media
New York Times | Popular Mechanics | Discover Magazine | CNET
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Hosts / Producers
Ryan Watkins & Doug Leigh
How to Cite
Watkins, R., Leigh, D., & Musilová, Z.. (2019, August 9). Parsing Science – Fishing for Color. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9452402
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