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Response to Comment on “Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments”

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Science  05 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6299, pp. 552
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf5018

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Cronin et al. take issue with our evidence for polarocryptic carangid fish based on concerns of pseudoreplication, our contrast metric, and habitat. We clarify (i) the importance of camouflage in near-surface open ocean environments and (ii) the use of a Stokes contrast metric and further (iii) conduct individual-based statistics on our data set to confirm the reported polarocrypsis patterns.

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