WE LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF CARP SENSES

Angling Times (UK) - - CONTENTS -

CARP have an amaz­ing ar­ray of senses that en­able them to nav­i­gate and feed at any time of the day or night in the murki­est of wa­ters.

Body and brain are fine-tuned to the wa­tery en­vi­ron­ment to max­imise their chances of sur­vival, us­ing senses that are of­ten hun­dreds of times more acute than our own.

Here is the star­tling com­bi­na­tion of su­per-senses that carp rely on in their daily quest for sur­vival, and a look at how they com­pare to our own senses.

Carp re­ally are in­cred­i­bly well adapted to life in lakes and rivers, which per­haps ex­plains why they can be so hard to catch!

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