Look out for that shark! Fish possess special sensory cells called neuromasts that detect movement in the water and help them avoid becoming a predator’s next meal. This image of a zebrafish embryo shows neuromasts (red dots) along with the developing lens of the eye (red disc) and the nervous system (blue).
Michael W. Richardson
Michael W. Richardson is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York, covering topics ranging from the brain and behavior to the environment.
Zebrafish Eye and Neuromasts. The Wellcome Trust. 2017.
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