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Shark Attack

  • Published4 May 2017
  • Reviewed4 May 2017
  • Author Michael W. Richardson
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN
Neuromasts highlighted in red in a picture of a zebrafish eye.
Ingrid Lekk and Steve Wilson, University College London.

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).

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