September 13, 2005 | David F. Coppedge

Shark Glows in the Dark

The “Eye-in-the-Sea” infrared camera (see 08/26/2004) found all kinds of exotic life in the Gulf of Mexico, reported EurekAlert with pictures.  The submersible with its dark-light camera is able to sneak up on organisms without scaring them.  The team from Harbor Branch had to dodge Hurricane Katrina, but scored on its second annual mission with a new gallery of deep-sea marvels, including a crab that can see ultraviolet light, a fluorescent sea anemone and a shark that glows in the dark.

No evolutionary talk, discovering new things – science can be good.  The deep sea organisms didn’t seem to notice the hurricane.

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