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July 20, 2009

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Michael,

I did not see reference to this in the Georgia Tech news release but since vision is not needed(I would suspect their eyes are protected from the abrasive sand grains by eyelids at these times) when these animals and others like them travel under the sand do you think they must depend almost completely on sound waves for detecting direction and location?

I wonder if they sense subtle temperature gradiations to detect their depth?

Another example of life's fascinating survival adaptations to the environment.

Jules - all good questions, for which I have no idea of the answers!

Any readers who are aware of how the sandfish locate themselves?

Very interesting article and this blog have a very nice photos of its article. Thank you for sharing.

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