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If Humans Don’t See Air, Can Fish See Water?

Sadly, fishes do not see the water. Here are some of the reasons why.


The brain tries to filter out vision obstacles like a nose or filter out or constant vision noise like air.

Our brains filter air, so anything with similar information, like air, will be filtered. Same with white noise, body noise, and smells.

The brain filters this information to save processing power to focus and survive. Seeing air, we can’t use color as reference information for it, so we use refractive indices.

Water has a slightly higher refractive index than air, so we can see it. Yet we evolved on land to filter out air taste, smell, noise, and look. Fish and sea creatures evolved the same way.

So the answer is no. They do not see, taste, hear or smell water because it is a constant environmental noise. Some water creatures took it further to filter out murky waters like this lobster.

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