Because humans cannot see colours in the dark, this potential has been overlooked in other vertebrates. This
project aims to investigate the ability of fishes to perceive colour in dim-light conditions by studying
representatives from two delicate and endangered ecosystems, coral reefs (nocturnal fish) and the deep-sea.
Through a multidisciplinary approach to understanding colour vision and animal behaviour, this study expects to
fill a knowledge gap in visual neuroscience and ecology while adding to the understanding of how marine
creatures see and interact. This should provide benefits in conservation and management strategies and may also
inspire the development of new sensor technologies.