02 Sep '12, 3pm

Seriously, How Are These Animals Transparent? (via @TreeHugger)

What Does It Mean for An Animal to be Translucent? Okay, first things first, instead of jumping in to explain what these translucent creatures are doing, I think it's helpful to explain what they are not doing. When we see anything with a color (most things) what we're really seeing is the color that each object is reflecting back to us. So, for example, a green ball is not really green. The ball lacks the ability to absorb the color green, so that part of the light spectrum is reflected back into the world and perceived by our eyes as being of that color. If you think that is neat, consider this: What color is a mirror? Whoa! I know, right? You might be thinking it's just the color of whatever objects it is reflecting, but turns out mirrors contain one particular color more than others. Watch this smart video explaining the answer and you'll gain a better grasp of the way...

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