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The presence of light-reflecting material in eyes of nocturnal carnivores maximizes the degree to which light excites photoreceptors and also causes the perceived image to be blurred. Introduction: Nocturnal animals refer to animals that are awake and active during the night. They have good night vision, keen senses of smell, touch, and hearing. They consist of a layer of cells tapetum lucidum behind their retina. It reflects light back through the eye. This enables them to see in dim light or dark.

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To explain: The presence of light-reflecting material in eyes of nocturnal carnivores maximizes the degree to which light excites photoreceptors and also causes the perceived image to be blurred.

Introduction: Nocturnal animals refer to animals that are awake and active during the night. They have good night vision, keen senses of smell, touch, and hearing. They consist of a layer of cells tapetum lucidum behind their retina. It reflects light back through the eye. This enables them to see in dim light or dark.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
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