How the darter got stripes: Expanding a sexual selection theory explains animal patterns

ScienceDaily | May 23, 2020 at 6:46 AM
  • Hulse developed a precise, quantitative analysis of those visual patterns, such as stripes, spots, and various mottled looks.
  • Hulse’s work looked at that measure to examine the visual relationship between a habitat and the fish that lived in it.
  • The fact that he found that only male fish match their environment is a strong argument in favor of sensory drive.